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Dental Hygienist salary in United States

How much does a Dental Hygienist make in the United States?

Average base salary

$40.56

Most common benefits

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401(k)
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The average salary for a dental hygienist is $40.56 per hour in the United States. 41.7k salaries reported, updated at May 14, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Dental Hygienists in United States

  1. Fox Creek Family Dental
    3.8star
    16 reviews12 salaries reported
    $63.34per hour
  2. $56.86per hour
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Highest paying cities for Dental Hygienists in United States

  1. Chicago, IL
    $44.00 per hour
    248 salaries reported
  2. Portland, OR
    $42.09 per hour
    205 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $41.95 per hour
    289 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $41.48 per hour
    153 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $41.41 per hour
    154 salaries reported
  3. Madison, WI
    $40.25 per hour
    100 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $39.46 per hour
    135 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $39.41 per hour
    83 salaries reported
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Where can a Dental Hygienist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Dental Hygienists

Most recommended license

Chiropractic Licenseearn +19.10% more

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 50.00% since 2018. Dental Hygienists with this license earn +19.10% more than the average base salary, which is $40.56 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
20132increase by 2
20146increase by 200.00%
201518increase by 200.00%
201630increase by 66.67%
201740increase by 33.33%
201832decrease by 20.00%
201916decrease by 50.00%

Top companies hiring Dental Hygienists on Indeed

Advantage Health Centers
University of Florida
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
State of Florida
U.S. Army
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Top specialties
Primary Care
+9.36%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top LicensesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
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Most common benefits for Dental Hygienists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Uniform allowance
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 273 ratings

67% of Dental Hygienists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Hygiene Manager

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Common questions about salaries for a Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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Do dental hygienists get paid weekly or biweekly?

Payment occurs either weekly or biweekly. Frequency of payment for dental hygienist depends on which state the job is in.

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Why do dental hygienists make so much money?

Dentist hygienists earn good money day to day. Often depending on the circumstances, patient fees go up to cover increased overheads.

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