Average Mid-Career Dental Hygienist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Dental Hygienist is $34.57.
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Hourly Rate
$27 - $44
$292 - $4,950
Profit Sharing
$323 - $5,918
$679 - $13,395
Total Pay
$54,173 - $91,461

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Job Description for Dental Hygienist

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Hygienist

The top respondents for the job title Dental Hygienist are from the companies Heartland Dental Care, Heartland Dental Corporation and Kool Smiles Pc.. Reported salaries are highest at Kool Smiles Pc. where the average pay is $34.39. Heartland Dental Care pays the lowest at around $30.73.

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Popular Skills for Dental Hygienist

Skills in Patient Education, Periodontics and Anesthesia 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 $30.23 based on 722 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.15 based on 3,102 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.30 based on 2,375 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 33.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.7% more) and Denver, Colorado (16.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (3.4% less).

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