Dental Hygienist with Periodontics Skills Salary

Median pay for Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills lies in the neighborhood of $33.16 per hour. Overall compensation packages to Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills range from $51K on the low end to $89K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $3K and profit sharing that approaches $5K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $22K. While geography and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Approximately one-third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about two-fifths collect dental insurance. The majority of Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,067 - $79,086
(Median)
$33K
$56K
$79K
MEDIAN: $55,974
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$25.27 - $42.65
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$25
$33
$43
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$33,067 - $79,086  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,978  
Profit Sharing
$302.42 - $5,190  
Commission
$550 - $22,000  
Total Pay (?
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$51,183 - $88,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$25.27 - $42.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,978  
   
Commission
$550 - $22,000  
Profit Sharing
$302.42 - $5,190  
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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$51,183 - $88,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,864
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Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills flock to Family Dental, Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Care, DDS Inc., and Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at DDS Inc., where the median salary comes to $88K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($54K) and those starting out ($116K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. Other big spenders include Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, Family Dental, and DentalWorks, top-paying firms where Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills see paychecks nearing $79K, $66K, or $66K.

With a median salary of $58K, Aspen Dental provides Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $77K, limiting employee salary growth. Workers at Dr. Jones, Heartland Dental Care, and DentalWorks also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $63K, $65K, and $66K respectively.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $64K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,200

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For those looking to make money, Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+23 percent), New York (+19 percent), Austin (+15 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami.

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 656 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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