Dental Hygienist Hourly Wages

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Alternate Job Titles: Dental Hygienist

What is the average hourly pay rate for Dental Hygienist?
The hourly wages for someone with the job title Dental Hygienist may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of hourly wages for people with the job title Dental Hygienist in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Dental Hygienist in the United States that make less than that hourly rate. For example the median expected hourly pay for a typical Dental Hygienist in the United States is $33 an hour, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Dental Hygienist in the United Sates are expected to make less than $33 an hour.

Source: HR Reported data as of August 2014

Median $33
  • 10%$25
  • 25%$29
  • 75%$37
  • 90%$40

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Job Description for Dental Hygienist

Under the direct supervision of a dentist, cleans calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments. Feels lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer. Feels and visually examines gums for sores and signs of disease. May provide clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health of school children. May conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist. May require an Associate's degree or its equivalent and 2-4 years of experience and is licensed as a dental hygienist. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a dentist. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. View Dental Hygienist job description

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Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Healthcare

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