The average hourly pay for a Dental Hygienist with Oral / Verbal Communication skills is $34.83.
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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 patien…Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist
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 $33.21 based on 53 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.95 based on 148 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.81 based on 123 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.49 based on 182 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $36.
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Employees with Dental Hygienist in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 11.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (10.7% more) and Houston, Texas (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (4.1% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (2.4% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.9% less).
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