The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with Anesthesia skills is $39.59.
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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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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 $32.67 based on 46 salaries. An early career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.81 based on 409 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.28 based on 233 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37.66 based on 297 salaries.
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Employees with Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 29.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (9.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Allentown, Pennsylvania (25.6% less), Canandaigua, New York (17.3% less) and Green Bay, Wisconsin (16.6% less).
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