Average Experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Hourly Pay

$35.81
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,022
Bonus
$2,503
Commission
$1,917
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is $35.81.
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$27.74
10%
$35.81
50%
$46.93
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90%
MEDIAN $35.81
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United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$28 - $47
Bonus
$305 - $5,117
Profit Sharing
$824 - $6,234
Commission
$2,000 - $12,534
Total Pay
$55,922 - $98,070

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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.

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Career Paths

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Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
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Office Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Skills in Patient Education, Periodontics, Radiology, Anesthesia and Family Practice 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 $31.98 based on 154 salaries. An early career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.58 based on 948 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.91 based on 572 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 40.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (30.3% more) and San Luis Obispo, California (28.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (6.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,627 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
36.1%
Mid Career
21.8%
Late Career
36.3%