$33.40
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,030

Profit Sharing

$2,000

Commission

$3,300

A Dental Hygienist with Radiology skills earns an average wage of $33.09 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$36,405 - $75,879
$36K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,821
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50%
90%

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$25.67 - $42.69
$26
$33
$43
MEDIAN: $33.40
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$0$88K
Salary $36,405 - $75,879
Bonus $296 - $4,983
Profit Sharing $482 - $5,021
Commission $203 - $23,387
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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$51,529 - $88,438
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 436
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $25.67 - $42.69
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $31.65 - $66.59
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $296 - $4,983
Commission $203 - $23,387
Profit Sharing $482 - $5,021
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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$51,529 - $88,438
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,858

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.

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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 $64,000 based on 1,722 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 $69,000 based on 997 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 1,162 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 $72,000 based on 922 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

36%

22%

21%

18%

14%

13%

-1%

-3%

-4%

-16%

National Average: $68,647

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Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 701 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

Late-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$69,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 701 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 49%