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Dental Hygienist Salary

$74,703 (USD)

Average Salary

$36/hr

Average Hourly

$1,457

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $74,703 a year and $36 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Dental Hygienist is between $53,426 and $92,261. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Dental Hygienist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Treats and aids patient in prevention of dental disease.
  • Cleanses calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.
  • Identifies swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer upon examination of lymph nodes under patient's chin.
  • Feels and visually analyzes gums for sores and signs of disease.
  • Examines gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
  • Applies fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
  • Charts conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
Dental Hygienist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Dental Hygienists

Job family population: 211,600

Estimated population of Dental Hygienist jobs: 196,619

Rate of error: 1.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$86,602
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Dental Hygienist Job Listings for United States

Registered Dental Hygienist - 7300
Jul 19
Santa Maria, CA, USA
The People Link Corp
Completed Registered Dental Hygienist program at accredited school * Licensed as Registered Dental Hygienist in California * We use Eaglesoft Job info and responsibilities of the Registered Dental ...
Dental Hygienist
Jul 19
Oak Lawn, IL, USA
Comfort Family Dental
Under indirect supervision, the Dental Hygienist will remove hard and soft deposits from teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. He or she will educate patients on ...
Dental Hygienist
Jul 18
Madera, CA, USA
Madera Family Dentistry
Dental hygienist candidates should be enthusiastic about their dental work, dependable, professional, and willing to provide the highest level of care at all times. The candidate must have excellent ...
Full Time Salaried Dental Hygienist with an Opportunity to Grow!
Jul 19
Honolulu, HI, USA
Ala Moana Dental Care
At Ala Moana Dental Care we offer a guaranteed salary based on experience... We offer a solid long term position, top of the line pay and a fantastic future! This is a Full Time salaried position ...
Dental Hygienist - 50 Per Hour - Beaverton, Oregon
Jul 17
Beaverton, United States
Infinity Physician Resources
General Dentistry opening in Beaverton, Oregon. This and other dental hygienist jobs brought to you by DentistJobCafe.com Position Details: * Full Time Permanent Dental Hygienist Needed for an ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $74,703 a year and $36 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Dental Hygienist is between $53,426 and $92,261. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Dental Hygienist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Dental Hygienist Job Listings for United States

Registered Dental Hygienist - 7300
Jul 19
Santa Maria, CA, USA
The People Link Corp
Completed Registered Dental Hygienist program at accredited school * Licensed as Registered Dental Hygienist in California * We use Eaglesoft Job info and responsibilities of the Registered Dental ...
Dental Hygienist
Jul 19
Oak Lawn, IL, USA
Comfort Family Dental
Under indirect supervision, the Dental Hygienist will remove hard and soft deposits from teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. He or she will educate patients on ...
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