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Dental Hygienist Salary in Denver, Colorado

Median pay for Dental Hygienists in Denver, Colo. lies in the neighborhood of $37.91 per hour. Earnings sit near $32.31 per hour on the lower side but can approach $42.57 on the higher side. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A little less than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over two-fifths collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$25,342 - $68,747
(Median)
$25K
$58K
$69K
MEDIAN: $58,494
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$32.31 - $42.57
(Median)
$32
$38
$43
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,342 - $68,747  
   
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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$51,739 - $87,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$32.31 - $42.57  
   
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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$51,739 - $87,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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.


Dental Hygienists in Denver do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $71K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $78K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $82K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Dental Hygienist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $86K.

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salaries

Anesthesia
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
0%

Radiology
0%

National Average
$77,000

Periodontics
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 32%