Seattle Dental Hygienists can expect to earn an average of $44.17 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and one-half earn dental coverage. Dental Hygienists in Seattle, Wash. who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. Most Dental Hygienists in Seattle like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33.36 - $49.22
MEDIAN: $44.00

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$67,149 - $102,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
345,659 (50.5%)
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

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

Dental Hygienists in Seattle do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $89K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $92K. Seattle Dental Hygienists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $95K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $101K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


87 %
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 21%