$32.77
Avg. Hourly Rate
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Dental Hygienists at Family Dental can expect to earn an average of $34.10 per hour. Although slightly less than a third have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Dental Hygienists at Family Dental are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26.31 - $38.02
$26
$33
$38
MEDIAN: $32.77
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Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $26.31 - $38.02
Overtime $57.66
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $1,000
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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$49,758 - $80,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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.

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Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$67,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries


National Average
$67,000

▼4%

▼4%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 41%