A Mid-Career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) earns an average wage of C$37.25 per hour.

C$34,315 - C$95,914
C$34K
C$51K
C$96K
MEDIAN: C$50,868
10%
50%
90%
C$30.54 - C$50.39
C$31
C$38
C$50
MEDIAN: C$37.65
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$102K
Salary C$34,315 - C$95,914
Bonus C$375 - C$3,750
Commission C$7,000
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$59,106 - C$102,323
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data C$0C$73
Hourly Rate C$30.54 - C$50.39
Overtime C$73.50
Annual Data C$0C$102K
Bonus C$375 - C$3,750
Commission C$7,000
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$59,106 - C$102,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 129

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$77,495

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

Key Stats for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
5-9 years
80%
10-19 years
20%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

Orthodontics
▲3%

Periodontics
▼0%

National Average
C$77,000

Patient Education
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 52%