Dental Hygienist with Periodontics Skills Salary

Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills can expect wages of $33.16 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $89K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Roughly a third enjoy medical while about two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-tenth. For the most part, Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,067 - $79,086
(Median)
$33K
$56K
$79K
MEDIAN: $55,974
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$25.27 - $42.65
(Median)
$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 (?
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: 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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Family Dental, Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Care, DDS Inc., and Pacific Dental Services Incorporated are top-notch employers for Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills in this area. Although DDS Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $88K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $54K or as much as $116K. Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, Family Dental, and DentalWorks also offer top salaries for Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $79K, $66K, and $66K, respectively.

The lowest salaries can be found at Aspen Dental — median pay is $58K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $51K and only reaching $77K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Dr. Jones ($63K), Heartland Dental Care ($65K), and DentalWorks ($66K).

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $68K. Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $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). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Miami is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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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