The average Dental Hygienist with Periodontics skills earns approximately $33.77 per hour. Total cash compensation for Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills runs from around $52K to approximately $90K, including potential for up to $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few receiving commissions as high as $24K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under a third enjoy medical while roughly two in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one in eight. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,897 - $77,122
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,897 - $77,122  
   
Bonus
$297.22 - $4,918  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,068  
Commission
$240.00 - $24,417  
Total Pay (?
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$51,517 - $89,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$25.72 - $43.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.74  
Overtime
$31.77 - $67.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$297.22 - $4,918  
   
Commission
$240.00 - $24,417  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,068  
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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$51,517 - $89,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,189

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Heartland Dental Care, Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Corporation, DDS Inc., and DentalWorks are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills. Pacific Dental Services Incorporated leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $83K. DDS Inc., Heartland Dental Corporation, and DentalWorks are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills earning around $70K, $69K, or $67K at each firm, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Aspen Dental at $57K, Park Dental at $62K, and Dr. Jones at $63K.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

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


For Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $65K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Dental Hygienist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $73K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,297

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Omaha and Charlotte (11 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 384 votes.
026
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries




National Average
$69,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 384 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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