Average Experienced Dental Hygienist Hourly Pay

$35.57
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,027
Bonus
$4,784
Commission
$2,458
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Dental Hygienist is $35.57.
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$28.25
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$35.57
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$45.14
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$28 - $45
Bonus
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$496 - $5,152
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What Do Dental Hygienists Do?

The top respondents for the job title Dental Hygienist are from the companies Heartland Dental Care, Dr. Miller and Family Dental. Reported salaries are highest at Associated Dentists where the average pay is $36.75. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Heartland Dental Care and Family Dental, earning around $35.23 and $34.13, respectively. Aspen Dental pays the lowest at around $28.44. DentalWorks and Dr. Miller also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $31.47 and $33.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Hygienists?

Skills in Anesthesia are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics, Radiology, Periodontics and Patient Education.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienists?

An entry-level Dental Hygienist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $30.46 based on 599 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.37 based on 2,738 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.00 based on 1,669 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 Seattle, Washington earn an average of 33.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.8% more) and Denver, Colorado (14.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Augusta, Maine (14.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,202 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
38.0%
Mid Career
23.2%
Late Career
30.5%