$35.54
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,100

Profit Sharing

$2,000

Commission

$3,800

A Late-Career Dental Hygienist earns an average wage of $35.48 per hour. A skill in Local Anesthesia is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,469 - $86,475
$39K
$60K
$86K
MEDIAN: $60,102
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90%

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$27.53 - $45.19
$28
$36
$45
MEDIAN: $35.54
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$0$93K
Salary $39,469 - $86,475
Bonus $250 - $4,898
Profit Sharing $796 - $4,871
Commission $1,208 - $18,383
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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$53,667 - $93,847
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 338
Hourly Data $0$72
Hourly Rate $27.53 - $45.19
Hourly Tips $0.61
Overtime $34.45 - $72.32
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $250 - $4,898
Commission $1,208 - $18,383
Profit Sharing $796 - $4,871
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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$53,667 - $93,847
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,157

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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,726

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Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 367 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries



▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$73,000


Radiology
▼1%

▼1%

▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 367 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 52%