$51,264
Avg. Salary
$31.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,022

Bonus

$1,522

Profit Sharing

$2,948

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $31.15 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $51,264 per year.

$23.47
10%
$31.15
50%
$40.68
90%
MEDIAN $31.15
$31k
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$51k
50%
$73k
90%
MEDIAN $51,264
$31,392 - $72,593
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MEDIAN: $51,264
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$0$83K
Salary $31,392 - $72,593
Bonus $204 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $197 - $4,880
Commission $397 - $10,013
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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$42,400 - $83,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,072
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $23.47 - $40.68
Hourly Tips $1.13
Overtime $15.15 - $59.06
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $204 - $4,932
Commission $397 - $10,013
Profit Sharing $197 - $4,880
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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$42,400 - $83,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,895

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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Dental Hygienists include Family Dental, Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Care, Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, and Dental Group Ltd. Pacific Dental Services Incorporated offers the largest salaries in town — $83K on average.

Aspen Dental seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $57K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $42K and $81K.

Dental Hygienist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

41%

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-16%

National Average: $63,416

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Dental Hygienists, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 43 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Dental Hygienists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+22 percent), Houston (+21 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Pittsburgh is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Miami and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 396 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

▲3%

▲3%



▲1%

▲1%


National Average
$63,000

Local Anesthesia
▼1%

dental hygiene
▼1%


▼5%


▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 396 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 46%