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.