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Dental Hygienist Salary in Seattle

Median pay for Seattle Dental Hygienists lies in the neighborhood of $44.27 per hour. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a little over a half, and slightly less than one-fifth earn vision coverage. The majority of Dental Hygienists in Seattle, Wash. claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30.41 - $48.45
(Median)
$30
$44
$48
MEDIAN: $44.00
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Hourly Rate
$30.41 - $48.45  
   
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$0.00 - $19,574  
   
Total Pay (?
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$61,678 - $101,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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 Dental Hygienists in Seattle, Wash., experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $86K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $91K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Dental Hygienists in Seattle with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $93K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Dental Hygienist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $97K on average.

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$91,000


Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Periodontics
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Patient Education
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Radiology
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Anesthesia
0%

National Average
$91,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 29%