Average Dental Hygienist Hourly Pay

$34.47
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$1,013
Bonus
$3,609
Commission
$2,045
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Hygienist is $34.47.
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$26.23
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$34.47
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$44.21
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Hourly Rate
$26 - $44
Bonus
$292 - $4,813
Profit Sharing
$506 - $5,341
Commission
$500 - $19,653
Total Pay
$52,165 - $91,758
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What Do Dental Hygienists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Dental Hygienist

4 out of 5
(1,137)
Highly Satisfied
92Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Dental Hygienist are from the companies Aspen Dental, Dental Group Ltd and Heartland Dental Care. Reported salaries are highest at Dr. B where the average pay is $34.62. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dental Group Ltd and Heartland Dental Corporation, earning around $34.50 and $34.07, respectively. Aspen pays the lowest at around $27.76. Aspen Dental and Heartland Dental Care also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $28.51 and $32.39, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Hygienists?

Skills in Periodontics, Anesthesia and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiology and Patient Education.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienists?

An entry-level Dental Hygienist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $30.50 based on 585 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.42 based on 2,647 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.03 based on 1,661 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.57 based on 2,257 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $36.
Employees with Dental Hygienist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 34.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (17.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 9,321 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.3%
Early Career
28.4%
Mid Career
17.8%
Experienced
24.2%
Late Career
23.3%