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Dental Hygienist Salary in Houston, Texas

Houston Dental Hygienists can expect to earn an average of $35.83 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dental Hygienists in Houston. Around two in five report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and nearly one in five collect vision insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,732 - $72,936
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$73K
MEDIAN: $60,442
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90%

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$29.48 - $41.15
(Median)
$29
$36
$41
MEDIAN: $35.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,732 - $72,936  
   
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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$48,292 - $84,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$29.48 - $41.15  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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).
)
$48,292 - $84,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $71K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $72K. For Houston Dental Hygienists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $80K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $72K 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 in Houston, Texas Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist in Houston, Texas Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 6%

Periodontics
up arrow 5%

Radiology
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

National Average
$72,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 42%
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