Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Dental Hygienists with Anesthesia skills, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Starting out, salaries fall in the $64K range but grow to $69K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $71K after one to two decades. After 20 years of work in the field, Dental Hygienists with Anesthesia skills typically earn $77K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.