A Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) earns an average wage of $32.55 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Total Pay (?
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$33,246 - $73,437
(Median)
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73K
MEDIAN: $51,107
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Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Total Pay (?
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$24.53 - $42.47
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$33,246 - $73,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,942  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $5,206  
Commission
$385.41 - $20,729  
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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$47,596 - $88,320  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.53 - $42.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50 - $2.04  
Overtime
$0.00 - $62.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,942  
   
Commission
$385.41 - $20,729  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $5,206  
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).
)
$47,596 - $88,320  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,272
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Job Description for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
A registered dental hygienist (RDH) is someone who specializes in preventative oral health care. They examine and clean a patient's teeth and gums of soft and hard deposits and they record the presence of any tooth or gum related diseases. They also provide therapeutic treatments that are meant to stop tooth and gum related diseases and teach the patient how to practice proper oral hygiene. It is also the responsibility of some registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia to a patient before any kind of oral surgery. RDH's also take and develop x-rays of patients' teeth.
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Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Tasks
  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.
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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Diego
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Sacramento
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New York
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Dallas
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Portland
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Tulsa
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Austin
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Atlanta
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Columbus
0%
National Average
$67,000
San Antonio
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Tampa
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Cleveland
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Experience Affects Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

Clinical Education
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Family Practice
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Family Practice/Pediatrics
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Radiology
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National Average
$67,000
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Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 41%
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