Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. At career start, salaries are typically $64K, which grows to $68K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $70K. Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $77K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Most typically, Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills report having spent one to 10 years on the job followed by those with 10 to 20 years.