The average Dental Hygienist with Periodontics skills earns approximately $33.70 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills (largely between $52K and $90K) includes potential earnings of $5K from bonuses, $5K from profit sharing, and commissions of $25K in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to two-fifths collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,151 - $76,715
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$36K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,235
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$25.67 - $43.25
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$34
$43
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,151 - $76,715  
   
Bonus
$292.48 - $4,530  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,152  
Commission
$236.72 - $24,613  
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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$51,596 - $89,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$25.67 - $43.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.74  
Overtime
$32.06 - $62.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$292.48 - $4,530  
   
Commission
$236.72 - $24,613  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,152  
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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$51,596 - $89,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,162
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Heartland Dental Care, Aspen Dental, DDS Inc., Heartland Dental Corporation, and DentalWorks are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills. Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, where the average salary comes to $79K. Also paying near the top of the field are DDS Inc. at $76K, Heartland Dental Corporation at $69K, and DentalWorks, where Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills annually earn $67K.

Aspen Dental, Dr. Jones, and Dental Group Ltd are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($58K, $63K, and $65K respectively).

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

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


For many Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $65K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. For Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $74K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,264

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

For Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). In Miami, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Omaha and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

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National Average
$69,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 376 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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