Dental Hygienist Salary in Houston, Texas

Dental Hygienists in Houston, Texas take home an average $35.44 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, around two in five have medical insurance and nearly two in five receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,641 - $73,310
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$73K
MEDIAN: $60,539
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$29.09 - $40.79
(Median)
$29
$35
$41
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,641 - $73,310  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,913  
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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$47,627 - $83,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$29.09 - $40.79  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,913  
   
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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$47,627 - $83,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist in Houston, Texas

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $71K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $72K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $79K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $72K.

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist in Houston, Texas Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist in Houston, Texas Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 6%

Radiology
up arrow 4%

Periodontics
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

National Average
$72,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 41%