The average hourly pay for an Experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with Clinical Education skills is $35.95.
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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 Anesthesia and Family Practice are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiology and Patient Education.
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 $30.68 based on 19 salaries. An early career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.00 based on 190 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.22 based on 107 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $37.
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