The average hourly pay for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with Patient Education skills in Atlanta, Georgia is $36.87.
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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 experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37.40 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $38.
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Employees with Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 21.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (12.1% more) and Austin, Texas (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (8.2% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (1.3% less).
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