Average Mid-Career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Hourly Pay

$34.91
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Bonus
$3,300
Commission
$2,035
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is $34.91.
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$27.38
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$34.91
50%
$45.82
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90%
MEDIAN $34.91
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Hourly Rate
$27 - $46
Profit Sharing
$881 - $9,116
Commission
$590 - $39,732
Total Pay
$55,599 - $95,594

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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.

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Dental Hygienist
Office Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Skills in Anesthesia, Radiology, Periodontics and Family Practice are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $31.98 based on 154 salaries. An early career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.58 based on 948 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.81 based on 891 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 Denver, Colorado earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (14.2% more) and Bakersfield, California (12.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Buford, Georgia (19.8% less) and Columbus, Ohio (11.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,946 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.2%
Early Career
32.2%
Experienced
30.2%
Late Career
32.3%