Dental Hygienist Salary in Seattle

An average Dental Hygienist in Seattle, Wash. can expect to take home roughly $44.31 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Approximately half enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-seventh. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32.98 - $48.60

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$32.98 - $48.60  
   
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$63,972 - $101,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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.


Dental Hygienists in Seattle, Wash. with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $88K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $92K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dental Hygienists in Seattle make a median salary of $94K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $98K.

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Patient Education
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Periodontics
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Radiology
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Anesthesia
0%

National Average
$92,000

Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 27%
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