The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with Patient Education skills is $32.67.
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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 $34.40 based on 431 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.59 based on 263 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.90 based on 439 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $37.
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