$34.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,162

Profit Sharing

$2,048

Commission

$3,570

The average wage for an Experienced Dental Hygienist is $34.53 per hour.

$36,824 - $80,033
$37K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $57,864
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$27.17 - $44.23
$27
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MEDIAN: $34.76
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$0$91K
Salary $36,824 - $80,033
Bonus $312 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $440 - $5,007
Commission $206 - $20,067
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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$52,272 - $91,229
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 413
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $27.17 - $44.23
Hourly Tips $0.08
Overtime $30.14 - $62.16
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $312 - $5,106
Commission $206 - $20,067
Profit Sharing $440 - $5,007
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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$52,272 - $91,229
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,643

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

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Pay Difference by Location

35%

26%

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12%

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-16%

National Average: $71,230

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Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 412 votes.
10-19 years
84%
20 years or more
16%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲3%


▼0%

National Average
$71,000


Radiology
▼1%

▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 412 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 49%