Average Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with Patient Education Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with Patient Education skills is $35.10.
MEDIAN $35.10
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Hourly Rate
$27 - $46
$204 - $4,066
Profit Sharing
$947 - $6,082
$0 - $38,783
Total Pay
$55,701 - $94,969

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

The top respondents for the job title Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) are from the companies Heartland Dental Care, Aspen Dental and Family Dental. Reported salaries are highest at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated where the average pay is $35.61. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Heartland Dental Care, earning around $34.13. Aspen Dental pays the lowest at around $28.15. Family Dental also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $30.97.

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Popular Skills for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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

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 $32.06 based on 41 salaries. An early career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.98 based on 419 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.45 based on 260 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.90 based on 443 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $37.
Employees with Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 30.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (17.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (12.8% more).

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