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Dental Hygienist Salary in Denver, Colorado (United States)

Earnings for Denver Dental Hygienists typically come in at around $37.94 per hour. In this profession, just over two-fifths individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and slightly less than a fifth have vision insurance, as well. The majority of Dental Hygienists in Denver claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Dental Hygienist in Denver, Colorado Salary (?
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$25,168 - $69,141
(Median)
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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
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$25,168 - $69,141  
   
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
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  
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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Denver Dental Hygienists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $77K. For Dental Hygienists in Denver, Colo., 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $81K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $86K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one-seventh of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining slightly less than a fourth.
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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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Extremely satisfied
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%