Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Houston, Texas Salary

How much does a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) make in Houston, TX? In Houston, a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) takes home around $37.43 per hour on average. This is 7% higher than the national average for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) which is $34.81 per hour. Wages for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Houston range from $33.59 per hour to $41.15 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate and bonus for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Houston ranges from $69,698 to $86,583 annually. Job satisfaction is reported as 3 out of 5 stars. Women make up 93% of the Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) workforce in Houston among those reporting. Many report receiving benefits from their employer.

$33.59 - $41.15
$34
$37
$41
MEDIAN: $37.43
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Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $33.59 - $41.15
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $1,017
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$69,698 - $86,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

Job Description for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Registered dental hygienists (RDHs) work primarily in dentists’ offices. Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene school and/or an associate's degree in dental hygiene, as well as state licensure and passing the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination are general requirements for this position. RDHs have a range of duties, including cleaning patients' teeth and gums and providing instructions to patients in proper dental hygiene. They also remove plaque, polish teeth, take x-rays, and teach patients appropriate techniques in brushing and flossing their teeth. They must always adhere to safety guidelines when using X-ray machines and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment, and should also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work well with patients.

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Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) 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%

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 13 salaries. A Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Late-Career
▼2%

▼3%

Experienced
▼6%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

Family Practice
▲1%

Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$78,000

Radiology
▼1%

Clinical Education
▼2%

Software Knowledge
▼2%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
▼3%

Periodontics
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 50%