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Average Dental Hygienist Hourly Pay in Canada

C$36.81
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
C$513
Bonus
C$10,174
Commission
C$1,011
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Hygienist in Canada is C$36.81.
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CA$29.29
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CA$36.81
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CA$49.03
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Hourly Rate
C$29 - C$49
Bonus
C$193 - C$3,085
Profit Sharing
C$814 - C$1,474
Commission
C$540 - C$12,000
Total Pay
C$60,003 - C$102,151
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What Do Dental Hygienists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Dental Hygienist

4 out of 5
(202)
Highly Satisfied
92Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Hygienist

The top respondents for the job title Dental Hygienist are from the companies Dental Group Ltd, Dr. B and Altima Dental. Reported salaries are highest at Dental Group Ltd where the average pay is C$40.80. Altima Dental pays the lowest at around C$37.00.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Hygienists?

Skills in Patient Education, Oral / Verbal Communication and Periodontics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning and Radiology.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienists?

An entry-level Dental Hygienist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$33.27 based on 160 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$34.20 based on 798 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$37.41 based on 463 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$38.99 based on 517 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$41.
Employees with Dental Hygienist in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 44.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (35.3% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (20.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (9.2% less) and London, Ontario (5.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,305 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.9%
Early Career
34.6%
Mid Career
20.1%
Experienced
22.4%
Late Career
15.9%