Dental Hygienist in Houston, Texas Salary

Dental Hygienists in Houston take home approximately $36.44 per hour on average. Nearly one in three receive medical and dental insurance and slightly less than a fifth get vision plans. Most Houston Dental Hygienists report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,911 - $72,532
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$73K
MEDIAN: $60,686
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$30.15 - $41.26
(Median)
$30
$36
$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 (?
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: 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $72K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $73K. Houston Dental Hygienists see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $74K.

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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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