C$61,707
Avg. Salary
C$37.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$507

Bonus

C$1,750

Profit Sharing

C$7,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is C$37.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is C$61,707 per year.

10%
C$29.35
10%
C$37.98
50%
C$49.84
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$37.98
10%
C$41k
10%
C$62k
50%
C$98k
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$61,707
C$41,459 - C$98,406
C$41K
C$62K
C$98K
MEDIAN: C$61,707
10%
50%
90%
C$29.35 - C$49.84
C$29
C$38
C$50
MEDIAN: C$37.98
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$103K
Salary C$41,459 - C$98,406
Bonus C$201 - C$1,957
Profit Sharing C$1,750
Commission C$7,500
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$59,827 - C$103,344
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 33
Hourly Data C$0C$85
Hourly Rate C$29.35 - C$49.84
Overtime C$85.47
Annual Data C$0C$103K
Bonus C$201 - C$1,957
Commission C$7,500
Profit Sharing C$1,750
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$59,827 - C$103,344
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 520

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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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

34%

-5%

National Average: C$78,169

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)?

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Windsor:
"Underpaid."
Pros: Location grew up here
Cons: people are underpaid

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Winnipeg:
"It’s a mans world..do not feel like equals, cash cows, sometimes greatly appreciated but mostly the offices I temp at are just glad to have the operatory staffed to generate income."
Pros: It’s a closed knit group as WINNIPEG is not a large city and the Dental Community is small.
Cons: Travelling in our cold winters to work. Not getting paid for whole day if patients cancel.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Surrey:
"Laid Back."
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Lower pay? Not as busy

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Charlottetown:
"RDH."
Pros: Small city, friendly people.
Cons: Winter.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Brampton:
"Physical toll on your body."
This job is very tough on the body physically and most offices don't provide any benefits.

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Key Stats for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
C$78,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

National Average
C$78,000

▼1%

Orthodontics
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 61%