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Average Experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Hourly Pay

$36.63
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,169
Bonus
$9,562
Commission
$2,531
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is $36.63.
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$28.57
MEDIAN
$36.63
90%
$48.25
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Hourly Rate
$29 - $48
Bonus
$292 - $5,241
Profit Sharing
$970 - $8,243
Commission
$2,400 - $15,000
Total Pay
$58,130 - $100,451
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What Do Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)s Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

The top respondents for the job title Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) are from the companies Family Dental, Heartland Dental Corporation and Heartland Dental Care. Reported salaries are highest at Heartland Dental Corporation where the average pay is $40.29. Family Dental pays the lowest at around $31.07.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)s?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)s?

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 $32.79 based on 134 salaries. An early career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.63 based on 847 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.98 based on 557 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 39.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (28.5% more) and Sacramento, California (25.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (9.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,462 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Early Career
34.4%
Mid Career
22.6%
Late Career
37.5%