$33.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,019

Profit Sharing

$1,550

Commission

$3,593

Median pay for Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills lies in the neighborhood of $33.86 per hour. With bonuses occasionally running north of $5K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $4K, and a few commissions as high as $24K, total income for Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills can range between $52K and $90K according to individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and nearly two in five earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,999 - $78,208
$36K
$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,896
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$26.10 - $43.23
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$0$89K
Salary $35,999 - $78,208
Bonus $253 - $4,918
Profit Sharing $448 - $5,029
Commission $395 - $19,797
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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$52,325 - $89,808
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 428
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $26.10 - $43.23
Hourly Tips $0.63
Overtime $31.05 - $66.62
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $253 - $4,918
Commission $395 - $19,797
Profit Sharing $448 - $5,029
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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$52,325 - $89,808
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,807

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Hygienist


Heartland Dental Care, Aspen Dental, DDS Inc., DentalWorks, and Pacific Dental Services Incorporated are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills. Pacific Dental Services Incorporated offers the largest salaries in town — $83K on average. Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills will also find cushy salaries at DDS Inc. (+$70K), Heartland Dental Corporation (+$68K), and DentalWorks (+$67K).

Aspen Dental, Park Dental, and Dr. Jones also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $58K, $62K, and $63K-paychecks on average.

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 $65,000 based on 1,470 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 $70,000 based on 949 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 1,226 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 $73,000 based on 1,039 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

34%

21%

20%

13%

13%

13%

13%

-1%

-3%

-15%

National Average: $69,940

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

For those looking to make money, Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Dental Hygienists with Periodontics skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Austin (+15 percent). Omaha ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Wichita (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 738 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$70,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 738 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 49%