Average Dental Hygienist Hourly Pay

C$35.96
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
C$605
Bonus
C$10,000
Commission
C$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Hygienist is C$35.96.
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C$28.34
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C$35.96
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C$48.09
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MEDIAN C$35.96
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Hourly Rate
C$28 - C$48
Bonus
C$199 - C$3,105
Profit Sharing
C$415 - C$1,600
Commission
C$3,000 - C$12,000
Total Pay
C$56,622 - C$100,146

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Job Description for Dental Hygienist

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.

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 Dr. B where the average pay is C$40.52. Altima Dental pays the lowest at around C$37.00.

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Popular Skills for Dental Hygienist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

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$31.20 based on 527 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$33.60 based on 1,010 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$36.63 based on 620 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$39.09 based on 532 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 46.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (37.0% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (19.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (8.3% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,000 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.6%
Early Career
33.7%
Mid Career
20.7%
Experienced
17.7%
Late Career
10.4%

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