Dental Hygienist Salary in Denver, Colorado (United States)

Hourly pay for Dental Hygienists in Denver typically comes in around $37.94 per hour. Pay ranges from $32.14 per hour on the low end to $42.92 on the higher side. 44 percent report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and about one in five collect vision insurance. For the most part, Denver Dental Hygienists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salary (?
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$25,168 - $69,141
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39K
55K
62K
69K
MEDIAN: $55,000
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Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salary (?
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$32.14 - $42.92
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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  
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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.
Though Denver Dental Hygienists can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. New salaries start at $69,910 and reach $77K in five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $81K. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Dental Hygienists in Denver after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $86K. 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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about a quarter. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

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
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
100%
female alumni
 
Male
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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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