The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with Radiology skills is $36.02.
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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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Popular Skills for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
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Skills in Patient Education, Periodontics, Anesthesia, Family Practice and Software Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $32.25 based on 40 salaries. An early career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.26 based on 379 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.43 based on 225 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36.00 based on 331 salaries.
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Employees with Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 12.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Allentown, Pennsylvania (13.9% less).
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