The average hourly pay for an Experienced Dental Hygienist in Chicago, Illinois is $38.23.
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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 $33.09 based on 11 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.68 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36.07 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $38.
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Employees with Dental Hygienist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 23.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Augusta, Maine (20.6% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (6.7% less) and San Antonio, Texas (5.1% less).
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