$57,455
Avg. Salary
$34.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,032

Bonus

$1,973

Profit Sharing

$3,593

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist with Periodontics skills is $34.25 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist with Periodontics skills is $57,455 per year.

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$26.37
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$34.25
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$43.45
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MEDIAN $34.25
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$36k
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$79k
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MEDIAN $57,455
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MEDIAN: $57,455
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$0$90K
Salary $36,436 - $79,106
Bonus $295 - $4,911
Profit Sharing $458 - $5,087
Commission $888 - $20,273
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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$52,672 - $90,298
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 405
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $26.37 - $43.45
Hourly Tips $1.74
Overtime $31.75 - $67.16
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $295 - $4,911
Commission $888 - $20,273
Profit Sharing $458 - $5,087
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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$52,672 - $90,298
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,674

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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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

National Average: $70,613

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 748 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$71,000

▼1%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 748 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 51%