$37.26
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,000

Profit Sharing

$2,000
$40,000 - $76,340
$40K
$61K
$76K
MEDIAN: $61,263
10%
50%
90%

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$28.38 - $40.95
$28
$37
$41
MEDIAN: $37.26
10%
50%
90%

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$0$85K
Salary $40,000 - $76,340
Bonus $4,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$48,408 - $85,452
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $28.38 - $40.95
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $5.00
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $4,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
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).
)
$48,408 - $85,452
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

How much does a Dental Hygienist make in Houston, TX?

In Houston, a Dental Hygienist earns an average of $37.26 per hour. This is 10% above the national average for a Dental Hygienist which is $33.35 per hour.
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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 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.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

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 $71,000 based on 57 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 $72,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 21 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 $78,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$73,000

▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries


▲7%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 56%