$34.10
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,180

Profit Sharing

$2,023

Commission

$3,624

A Mid-Career Dental Hygienist earns an average wage of $33.95 per hour.

$37,025 - $77,220
$37K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,899
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90%

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$26.46 - $43.59
$26
$34
$44
MEDIAN: $34.10
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$0$89K
Salary $37,025 - $77,220
Bonus $254 - $4,987
Profit Sharing $199 - $4,108
Commission $511 - $29,361
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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$51,418 - $89,827
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 349
Hourly Data $0$72
Hourly Rate $26.46 - $43.59
Hourly Tips $0.31
Overtime $16.77 - $72.13
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $254 - $4,987
Commission $511 - $29,361
Profit Sharing $199 - $4,108
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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$51,418 - $89,827
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,146

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.

Dental Hygienist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

34%

21%

18%

17%

12%

9%

-1%

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-17%

National Average: $69,490

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

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 295 votes.
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲1%


▼0%

National Average
$69,000

Radiology
▼1%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 295 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 47%