£26.70
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is £26.40 per hour.

£20,238 - £57,945
£20K
£29K
£58K
MEDIAN: £29,368
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£19.37 - £35.04
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£35
MEDIAN: £26.70
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£0£72K
Salary £20,238 - £57,945
Bonus £509
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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£25,093 - £72,123
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 132
Hourly Data £0£35
Hourly Rate £19.37 - £35.04
Overtime £24.50
Annual Data £0£72K
Bonus £509
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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£25,093 - £72,123
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 372

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.

Dental Hygienist Job Listings

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 ₤45,000 based on 121 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 ₤52,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤55,000 based on 72 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 ₤60,000 based on 52 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £51,818

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Dental Hygienist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Hygienist?

Dental Hygienist in Birmingham:
"Working as a dental hygiene/therapist."
Pros: Patient eduction. Improving peoples oral health. Working as a team. Good feedback from patients. Helping children have good dental experiences. Dealing with the elderly.
Cons: Time pressure. Phobic patients. Unruley children.

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Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
₤52,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 75%