Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Dental Hygienists in Seattle, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $87K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $92K. Dental Hygienists in Seattle, Wash. who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $94K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $98K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.