Average Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$39.19
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$9,808
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The average hourly pay for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Chicago, Illinois is $39.19.
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$30.00
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$39.19
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$42.39
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MEDIAN $39.19
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Hourly Rate
$30 - $42
Commission
$0 - $9,808
Total Pay
$54,248 - $94,043

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Job Description for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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.

Career Paths

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Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Dental Hygienist
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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

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 $36.72 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40.66 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40.
Employees with Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 21.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (14.7% more) and Denver, Colorado (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (14.4% less), San Antonio, Texas (14.1% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (11.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 27 survey responses.
Early Career
48.1%
Experienced
22.2%
Late Career
29.6%