The average hourly pay for an Experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Atlanta, Georgia is $37.60.
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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 teac…Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
An early career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $33.43 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.71 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40.
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Employees with Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 34.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (24.1% more) and San Luis Obispo, California (22.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (17.6% less) and San Antonio, Texas (10.9% less).
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