Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in San Diego, California Salary

A Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in San Diego, California earns an average wage of $45.88 per hour.

$34.00 - $48.92
$44
MEDIAN: $44.36
50%

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Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $44.36
Overtime $67.88
Annual Data $0$110K
Total Pay (?
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$52,349 - $110,554
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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 teach patients appropriate techniques in brushing and flossing their teeth. They must always adhere to safety guidelines when using X-ray machines and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment, and should also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work well with patients.

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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.

About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Job Listings

Key Stats for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
1-4 years
60%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Salaries

Family Practice
▲11%

Anesthesia
▲8%

Software Knowledge
▲7%

Patient Education
▲7%

Periodontics
▲5%

Clinical Education
▲5%

National Average
$93,000

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
60%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: