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Dental Hygienist Salary in Seattle

Median pay for Seattle Dental Hygienists lies in the neighborhood of $44.31 per hour. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by close to one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Most Dental Hygienists in Seattle, Wash. like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$29.60 - $48.66
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44.00
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$0.00 - $19,574  
   
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$60,104 - $101,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist in Seattle, Washington

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


For Seattle Dental Hygienists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $83K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $93K. Dental Hygienists in Seattle, Wash. claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $94K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $97K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$91,000


Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Periodontics
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Radiology
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
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Anesthesia
0%

National Average
$91,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 31%