$34.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,018

Profit Sharing

$1,492

Commission

$3,052

Dental Hygienists with Anesthesia skills can expect wages of $34.00 per hour on average. Overall incomes of Dental Hygienists with Anesthesia skills generally bottom out at around $53K and peak near $91K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $5K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in three, and just over two-fifths earn dental coverage. The majority of Dental Hygienists with Anesthesia skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$37,708 - $81,360
$38K
$58K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,135
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50%
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$26.09 - $44.02
$26
$34
$44
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$0$91K
Salary $37,708 - $81,360
Bonus $256 - $4,921
Profit Sharing $466 - $5,108
Commission $296 - $20,511
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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$52,717 - $91,365
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 357
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $26.09 - $44.02
Hourly Tips $0.31
Overtime $35.20 - $69.18
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $256 - $4,921
Commission $296 - $20,511
Profit Sharing $466 - $5,108
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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$52,717 - $91,365
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,253

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Hygienist


Heartland Dental Care, Heartland Dental Corporation, Family Dental, Aspen Dental, and Pacific Dental Services Incorporated are among the top companies that take on many Dental Hygienists with Anesthesia skills. Dental Hygienists with Anesthesia skills flock to DDS Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $92K lead the pack in compensation. Other big spenders include Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, DentalWorks, and Dental Group Ltd, top-paying firms where Dental Hygienists with Anesthesia skills see paychecks nearing $85K, $67K, or $67K.

Workers at Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Corporation, and Gentle Dental also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $60K, $62K, and $63K respectively.

Dental Hygienist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

Pay by Experience for a Dental Hygienist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Hygienist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 1,656 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Hygienist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 866 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 881 salaries. A Dental Hygienist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 581 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,229

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Dental Hygienists with Anesthesia skills, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 49 percent above the national average. Dental Hygienists with Anesthesia skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+32 percent), New York (+21 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Las Vegas (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Columbus and 7 percent less in Charleston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 568 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$70,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 568 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 47%