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
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$33
$44
$49
MEDIAN: $44.00
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Hourly Rate
$33.36 - $49.22  
   
Overtime
$67.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$1,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$67,149 - $102,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

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Experienced
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National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

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Anesthesia
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National Average
$92,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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