Dental Hygienist Salary in Denver, Colorado

An average Dental Hygienist in Denver can expect to take home roughly $37.85 per hour. Pay generally varies between $31.94 per hour and $42.45. Slightly less than half receive medical and dental insurance and around one in six get vision plans. Most Dental Hygienists in Denver, Colo. like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,000 - $67,796
(Median)
$30K
$55K
$68K
MEDIAN: $55,000
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$31.94 - $42.45
(Median)
$32
$38
$42
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,000 - $67,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,637  
Total Pay (?
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$49,804 - $87,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$31.94 - $42.45  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,637  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,804 - $87,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Dental Hygienists in Denver, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $70K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $78K. Denver Dental Hygienists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $82K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $86K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Anesthesia
up arrow 1%

Radiology
0%

Periodontics
0%

National Average
$76,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 30%
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