A Dental Hygienist earns an average wage of C$35.32 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are local anesthetic and Anesthesia.

C$35,826 - C$88,959
C$36K
C$58K
C$89K
MEDIAN: C$58,216
10%
50%
90%
C$27.74 - C$48.50
C$28
C$36
C$49
MEDIAN: C$35.68
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$100K
Salary C$35,826 - C$88,959
Bonus C$51.52 - C$3,140
Profit Sharing C$900
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$53,689 - C$100,649
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 241
Hourly Data C$0C$74
Hourly Rate C$27.74 - C$48.50
Hourly Tips C$1.35
Overtime C$22.33 - C$74.97
Annual Data C$0C$100K
Bonus C$51.52 - C$3,140
Commission C$10,000
Profit Sharing C$900
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$53,689 - C$100,649
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,248

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$73,436

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Dental Hygienist Reviews

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

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

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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 234 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 234 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: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 57%