The average rate for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is C$36.87 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$37,500 - C$82,253
C$38K
C$59K
C$82K
MEDIAN: C$59,322
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50%
90%
C$29.02 - C$49.15
C$29
C$37
C$49
MEDIAN: C$36.86
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50%
90%
C$0C$101K
Salary C$37,500 - C$82,253
Bonus C$300 - C$2,250
Commission C$3,000
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$57,093 - C$101,562
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data C$0C$98
Hourly Rate C$29.02 - C$49.15
Overtime C$63.00
Annual Data C$0C$101K
Bonus C$300 - C$2,250
Commission C$3,000
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$57,093 - C$101,562
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 499

Job Description for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Registered dental hygienists (RDHs) work primarily in dentists’ offices. Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene school and/or an associate's degree in dental hygiene, as well as state licensure and passing the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination are general requirements for this position. RDHs have a range of duties, including cleaning patients' teeth and gums and providing instructions to patients in proper dental hygiene. They also remove plaque, polish teeth, take x-rays, and teach patients appropriate techniques in brushing and flossing their teeth. They must always adhere to safety guidelines when using X-ray machines and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment, and should also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work well with patients.

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Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) 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.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$71,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$78,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$84,000 based on 62 salaries. A Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$84,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$75,638

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Key Stats for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

▲11%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
C$76,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

▲2%

Orthodontics
▼0%

National Average
C$76,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 54%