Dental Hygienist in Wichita Salary

The average rate for a Dental Hygienist in Wichita, Kansas is $31.25 per hour.

$24.51 - $36.76
$25
$30
$37
MEDIAN: $30.08
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $24.51 - $36.76
Overtime $54.00
Annual Data $0$75K
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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$50,295 - $75,663
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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.

About Wichita, Kansas

Sedgwick County, Kansas
389,955
Male:
192,354 (49.3%)
Female:
197,601 (50.7%)
Wichita (/ˈwɪtʃᵻtɔː/ WITCH-ə-taw) is the largest city in the state of Kansas and the 48th-largest city in the United States. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 382,368; as of 2014, it was estimated to have increased to 389,965. In 2015, the estimated population of the Wichita metropolitan area was 644,610, and that of the larger Wichita-Winfield combined statistical area was 680,398. The city began as a trading post on the Chisholm Trail in the 1860s, then was incorporated in 1870. It subsequently became a key destination for cattle drives traveling north from Texas to access railroads, earning it the nickname "Cowtown". In the 1920s and 1930s, businessmen and aeronautical engineers established a number of successful aircraft manufacturing companies in Wichita including...
Wichita:
$46,894
Kansas:
$53,906
$734
Wichita:
$124,400
Kansas:
$141,200
3.3%

Dental Hygienist Job Listings

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

Anesthesia
▲13%

Periodontics
▲6%

National Average
$63,000

Patient Education
▼2%

Radiology
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 40%