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.