Average Dental Hygienist with Patient Education Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Dental Hygienist with Patient Education skills is $34.07.
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Hourly Rate
$26 - $44
$290 - $4,129
Profit Sharing
$970 - $5,855
$1,014 - $24,292
Total Pay
$53,081 - $90,689

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Job Description for Dental Hygienist

The top respondents for the job title Dental Hygienist are from the companies Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Care and Dental Group Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Dr. B where the average pay is $36.21. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include DDS Inc. and Family Dental, earning around $35.49 and $34.86, respectively. Aspen Dental pays the lowest at around $28.38. Heartland Dental Corporation and Heartland Dental Care also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $32.05 and $32.51, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Dental Hygienist

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

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 $30.39 based on 225 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.14 based on 1,361 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.84 based on 860 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.12 based on 1,156 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 32.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (21.8% more) and Denver, Colorado (17.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (20.0% less).

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