Dental Hygienist in Houston, Texas Salary

For Dental Hygienists in Houston, hourly average wages total $36.44 per hour. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by one in three, and a little less than one-fifth earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,911 - $72,532
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$40K
$61K
$73K
MEDIAN: $60,686
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$30.15 - $41.26
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$30
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$41
MEDIAN: $36.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,911 - $72,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,791  
Total Pay (?
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$53,679 - $85,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$30.15 - $41.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$5.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,791  
   
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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$53,679 - $85,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $72K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $73K. Houston Dental Hygienists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $78K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $74K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 6%

Periodontics
up arrow 6%

Radiology
up arrow 5%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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