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Average Dental Hygienist with Oral / Verbal Communication Skills Hourly Pay

$34.99
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,008
Bonus
$3,559
Commission
$2,035
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Hygienist with Oral / Verbal Communication skills is $34.99.
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$27.75
MEDIAN
$34.99
90%
$44.78
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Hourly Rate
$28 - $45
Bonus
$204 - $3,893
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,104
Commission
$259 - $20,000
Total Pay
$54,480 - $93,144
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What Do Dental Hygienists Do?

Dental Hygienist Tasks
  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Hygienist

Career Paths

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Dental Hygienist
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Hygienists?

Skills in Periodontics, Anesthesia and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiology 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 $33.35 based on 63 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.32 based on 233 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.70 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.63 based on 265 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 Denver, Colorado earn an average of 12.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (10.1% more) and Dallas, Texas (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (5.8% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (4.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,008 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.3%
Early Career
23.1%
Mid Career
17.1%
Experienced
26.3%
Late Career
27.3%