Dental Hygienist Salary in Denver, Colorado (United States)

Dental Hygienists in Denver can expect to earn an average of $37.94 per hour. Compensation ranges from $32.14 per hour on the low end to $42.92 on the high end. In this profession, 44 percent individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and 19 percent have vision insurance, as well. The majority of Dental Hygienists in Denver, Colo. claim high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salary (?
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$25,168 - $69,141
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MEDIAN: $55,000
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Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salary (?
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$32.14 - $42.92
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$25,168 - $69,141  
   
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$0.00 - $4,596  
Total Pay (?
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$50,355 - $88,142  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Hourly Rate
$32.14 - $42.92  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,596  
   
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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$50,355 - $88,142  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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 Denver Dental Hygienists, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Beginning workers can expect to earn $69,910 starting out, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $81K after one to two decades. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Dental Hygienists in Denver tend to earn $86K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 23 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$76,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 2%
Anesthesia
up arrow 2%
Radiology
up arrow 2%
National Average
$76,000
Periodontics
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
100%
female alumni
 
Male
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 33%
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