Average Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Hourly Pay

$35.40
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$1,002
Bonus
$3,800
Commission
$2,250
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The average hourly pay for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is $35.40.
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$27.14
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$35.40
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$46.59
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Hourly Rate
$27 - $47
Bonus
$205 - $4,654
Profit Sharing
$918 - $5,960
Commission
$298 - $19,127
Total Pay
$54,028 - $96,829
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Job Description for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Job Satisfaction for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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The top respondents for the job title Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) are from the companies Heartland Dental Care, Aspen Dental and Family Dental. Reported salaries are highest at DDS Inc. where the average pay is $39.31. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pacific Dental Services Incorporated and Heartland Dental Care, earning around $35.75 and $34.65, respectively. Aspen Dental pays the lowest at around $30.07. Family Dental and Dental Associates also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $30.38 and $31.75, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Skills in Periodontics and Anesthesia are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Family Practice, Radiology and Patient Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

An entry-level Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $32.53 based on 149 salaries. An early career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.27 based on 922 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.39 based on 576 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36.38 based on 862 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $37.
Employees with Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 29.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (14.7% more) and Austin, Texas (11.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (4.4% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,461 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
26.6%
Mid Career
16.6%
Experienced
24.9%
Late Career
27.5%