Median pay for Dental Hygienists in Houston, Texas is around $37.85 per hour. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Around one in five enjoy medical while around one in eight get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in ten. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,851 - $78,297
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$78K
MEDIAN: $62,320
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$30.74 - $40.97
(Median)
$31
$38
$41
MEDIAN: $37.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,851 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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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$59,237 - $85,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$30.74 - $40.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$5.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$59,237 - $85,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

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


For Dental Hygienists in Houston, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $74K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $78K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Houston Dental Hygienists make a median salary of $79K. 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.

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

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Mid-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 3 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 67%
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