Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Houston, Texas Salary

Earnings for Registered Dental Hygienists in Houston come in at around $37.36 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is reported as low by the majority of workers in this position. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than a third and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. The vast majority (88 percent) of Registered Dental Hygienists in Houston, Texas who took the survey are female. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33.58 - $40.23
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MEDIAN: $37.36
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$65,650 - $83,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 13 salaries. A Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

National Average
$78,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼2%

Experienced
▼5%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

Family Practice
▲1%

Patient Education
▲1%

Radiology
▼0%

National Average
$78,000

Clinical Education
▼1%

Software Knowledge
▼1%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
▼3%

Periodontics
▼9%

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 36%