C$58,004
Avg. Salary
C$35.68
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$958

Profit Sharing

C$1,000

Commission

C$10,000

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $30.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is {{pay}} per year.

$28
10%
$36
50%
$48
90%
MEDIAN $36
C$36,184 - C$89,599
C$36K
C$58K
C$90K
MEDIAN: C$58,004
10%
50%
90%
C$27.91 - C$48.36
C$28
C$36
C$48
MEDIAN: C$35.68
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$100K
Salary C$36,184 - C$89,599
Bonus C$195 - C$3,076
Profit Sharing C$1,000
Commission C$10,000
Total Pay (?
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C$54,039 - C$100,319
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 228
Hourly Data C$0C$75
Hourly Rate C$27.91 - C$48.36
Hourly Tips C$1.35
Overtime C$22.01 - C$75.73
Annual Data C$0C$100K
Bonus C$195 - C$3,076
Commission C$10,000
Profit Sharing C$1,000
Total Pay (?
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C$54,039 - C$100,319
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,176

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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Dental Hygienist Tasks

  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.
  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.

Dental Hygienist Job Listings

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$73,435

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 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 229 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
C$73,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

local anesthetic
▲19%

▲16%

▲7%

Local Anesthesia
▲5%

Scaling
▲4%

National Average
C$73,000


dental hygienist
▼1%

▼3%

Patient Education
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 229 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 57%