The average hourly pay for an Experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Denver, Colorado is $41.11.
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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 early career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39.91 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40.32 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $43.
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Employees with Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 22.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.5% more) and New York, New York (10.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (24.6% less), San Antonio, Texas (18.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (8.5% less).
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