The average salary for a Dental Hygiene Instructor is $50,736 per year.

$39,034 - $77,281
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,735
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$30.88 - $43.68
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,034 - $77,281  
   
Total Pay (?
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$39,867 - $92,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$39.31  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Total Pay (?
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$39,867 - $92,436  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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