Dental Hygienist Salary in Denver, Colorado

Denver Dental Hygienists can expect to earn an average of $37.85 per hour. Pay ranges from $31.94 per hour on the low end to $42.45 on the high end. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dental Hygienists in Denver, Colo. A little less than one-half receive medical and dental insurance and close to one-sixth get vision insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Hourly Rate
$31.94 - $42.45  
   
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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: 2 Jul 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 Denver 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $70K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $78K. For Dental Hygienists in Denver, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Dental Hygienist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $86K on average.

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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
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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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