C$57,984
Avg. Salary
C$35.73
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$925

Bonus

C$1,000

Profit Sharing

C$10,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is C$35.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is C$57,984 per year.

C$27.92
10%
C$35.73
50%
C$48.28
90%
MEDIAN C$35.73
C$36k
10%
C$58k
50%
C$92k
90%
MEDIAN C$57,984
C$36,169 - C$91,608
C$36K
C$58K
C$92K
MEDIAN: C$57,984
10%
50%
90%
C$27.92 - C$48.28
C$28
C$36
C$48
MEDIAN: C$35.73
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$100K
Salary C$36,169 - C$91,608
Bonus C$196 - C$3,106
Profit Sharing C$1,000
Commission C$10,000
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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C$54,181 - C$100,343
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 218
Hourly Data C$0C$75
Hourly Rate C$27.92 - C$48.28
Hourly Tips C$1.35
Overtime C$21.74 - C$75.55
Annual Data C$0C$100K
Bonus C$196 - C$3,106
Commission C$10,000
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$54,181 - C$100,343
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,111

Job Description for Dental Hygienist

Dental hуgіеnіsts perform a number of duties within a dental office. They are responsible for cleaning teeth, looking for signs of oral disease in patients, and providing education and preventative care. Specific tasks performed by dental hygienists include сlеаning stаіns and plaque buildup on teeth, сlеаning undеr аnd аrоund the gums, sеаrсhing fоr іndісаtоrs оf оrаl disease such as swеllіng, and applying dental prophylaxis, sealants, and topical fluorides as required. They also educate patients on oral care and hygiene such as on flossing, brushing and diet. Additionally, dental hygienists help dentists and other professionals in their office in tasks such as taking radiographs, assisting during dental procedures and making impressions of teeth. Some dental hygienists work for orthodontists and provide care specific to orthodontic patients and procedures.

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Popular Skills for Dental Hygienist

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

Pay by Experience for a Dental Hygienist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Hygienist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$66,000 based on 703 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Hygienist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$75,000 based on 345 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$80,000 based on 274 salaries. A Dental Hygienist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$83,000 based on 162 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$73,558

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Dental Hygienist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Hygienist?

Dental Hygienist in Medicine Hat:
"Business has gone down significantly since the oil & gas bust & many new dentists."
Pros: Traffic is light compared to large centres, easy to get to work
Cons: The lack of business, too many new dentists

Dental Hygienist in Nanaimo:
"Nanaimo, BC."
Pros: Mild temperatures with access to the ocean and the mountains!
Cons: Rains a lot in the winter and very expensive to live here.

Dental Hygienist in Sault Ste Marie:
"It can be challenging and rewarding at the same time."
Pros: Helping others attain optimal oral health. Caries and periodontal prevention.
Cons: Rude people. It can be hard on the body, hands especially. Fast paced, little time between patients. Heavy work load. Stressful. Poorly booked schedules.

Dental Hygienist in Saskatoon:
Look for good benifits.

Dental Hygienist in Okotoks:
Pros: Close part time no evening weekends.
Cons: Pay.

Dental Hygienist in Ottawa:
"CONTINUE WITH EDUCATION, THE FUTURE CHANGES SO YOU SHOULD,"
BE A "THINKER" NOT JUST A "DOER" MOST DENTIST ARE OVERBEARING, STAND UP FOR YOUR SELF. DON'T BE AFRAID TO STATE YOUR WORTH.

Dental Hygienist in Trenton:
You have to love working with people. Take an interest of the individual receiving treatment.

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Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 222 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
C$74,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

local anesthetic
▲19%

▲16%

▲7%

Local Anesthesia
▲5%

Scaling
▲3%

National Average
C$74,000


dental hygienist
▼1%

▼3%

Patient Education
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 58%