Average Entry-Level Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Hourly Pay

$31.98
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,750
Bonus
$500
Commission
$1,545
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is $31.98.
10%
$24.65
10%
$31.98
50%
$42.69
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90%
MEDIAN $31.98
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United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$25 - $43
Bonus
$483 - $7,660
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,545
Commission
$150 - $21,200
Total Pay
$48,755 - $88,416

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

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 $33.58 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. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.81 based on 891 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $37.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,364 survey responses.
Early Career
28.2%
Mid Career
17.0%
Experienced
26.5%
Late Career
28.3%