Dental Hygiene Instructor Salary

The average pay for a Dental Hygiene Instructor is $50,053 per year. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.

$35,000 - $71,876
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,052
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$24.42 - $64.11
(Median)
$24
$30
$64
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,000 - $71,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $658  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,213 - $82,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$24.42 - $64.11  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $658  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$39,213 - $82,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Dental Hygiene Instructor

Dental hygienist instructors train new dental hygienists at academic institutions such as community colleges and universities. They instruct students in classrooms and laboratory settings in methods to remove tartar and stains, take and process x-rays, apply sealants and fluorides, as well as proper oral care and tracking treatment plans and patient care. These instructors must be able to work with a wide variety of students from diverse backgrounds, responding to their questions and ensuring they are learning course materials. Dental hygiene instructors must also maintain good student records, as well as stay up to date on developments within their field.

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Dental Hygiene Instructor Tasks

  • Conduct on-the-job training, classes, or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of dental hygiene.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details.
  • Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygiene Instructor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Dental Hygiene Instructor Salaries

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National Average
$52,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 20%
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