Houston Dental Hygienists take home an average $37.86 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to one-fourth, and close to one-sixth earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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MEDIAN: $64,706
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$40,547 - $78,906  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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$58,721 - $84,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Overtime
$5.00  
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$58,721 - $84,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $74K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $79K. On average, Dental Hygienists in Houston make $78K following one to two decades on the job. Dental Hygienists in Houston, Texas who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries


Radiology
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Periodontics
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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