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Dental hygienist salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$43.60
Average $43.60
Low $32.38
High $58.72
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a dental hygienist is $43.60 per hour in the United States. 48.8k salaries reported, updated at September 14, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
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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. Dental Connections
    4.8star
    12 reviews16 salaries reported
    $61.81per hour
  2. $55.57per hour
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Highest paying cities for Dental Hygienists near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $53.80 per hour
    143 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $48.17 per hour
    343 salaries reported
  3. Colorado Springs, CO
    $44.79 per hour
    214 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $43.55 per hour
    315 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $42.32 per hour
    172 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $42.03 per hour
    288 salaries reported
  1. Charlotte, NC
    $40.03 per hour
    133 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $39.00 per hour
    123 salaries reported
  3. Madison, WI
    $37.97 per hour
    127 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 skill

Primary Care(earn +9.36% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 23.39% since 2018. Dental Hygienists with this skill earn +9.36% more than the average base salary, which is $43.60 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201272increase by 72
2013330increase by 358.33%
2014419increase by 26.97%
2015449increase by 7.16%
2016624increase by 38.98%
2017598decrease by 4.17%
2018808increase by 35.12%
2019997increase by 23.39%

Top companies hiring Dental Hygienists with the recommended skill

John White, DDS
Pamela Putman, DMD, PLLC
Locust Grove Dental Care
Crystal Coast Dentistry
CareSouth Carolina
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Top licenses
Chiropractic License
+19.10%salary
Top specialties
Primary Care
+9.36%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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?

Author

24,874 job openings

Average $18.85 per hour

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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?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a position, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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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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