The average rate for a Dental Hygienist in Calgary, Alberta is C$51.57 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

C$36,000 - C$85,000
C$36K
C$59K
C$85K
MEDIAN: C$59,322
10%
50%
90%
C$37.91 - C$58.89
C$38
C$52
C$59
MEDIAN: C$51.95
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$122K
Salary C$36,000 - C$85,000
Bonus C$2,751
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$61,293 - C$122,380
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data C$0C$80
Hourly Rate C$37.91 - C$58.89
Overtime C$76.11
Annual Data C$0C$122K
Bonus C$2,751
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$61,293 - C$122,380
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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.

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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$103,000 based on 27 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$109,000 based on 15 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$117,000 based on 8 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$114,000 based on 15 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Late-Career
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
C$106,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

Periodontics
▲1%

Anesthesia
▼0%

National Average
C$106,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 36%