Average Entry-Level Dental Hygienist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Dental Hygienist is $30.16.
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Hourly Rate
$21 - $40
$191 - $4,162
Profit Sharing
$497 - $5,872
$0 - $9,863
Total Pay
$41,277 - $81,422

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Skills in Patient Education, Radiology, Anesthesia, Periodontics and Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $32.01 based on 3,177 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.49 based on 1,757 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.28 based on 2,422 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $36.
Employees with Dental Hygienist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 16.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (13.0% more) and San Antonio, Texas (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Jacksonville, Florida (17.1% less).

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