How much does a Dental Hygienist make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a dental hygienist is $48.04 per hour in the United States. 106.6k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2023
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Dental Hygienists in United States
Highest paying cities for Dental Hygienists near United States
Where can a Dental Hygienist earn more?Compare salaries for Dental Hygienists in different locations
Best-paid skills and qualifications for Dental Hygienists
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 $48.04 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this skill||Change from previous year|
|2012||72||increase by 72|
|2013||330||increase by 358.33%|
|2014||419||increase by 26.97%|
|2015||449||increase by 7.16%|
|2016||624||increase by 38.98%|
|2017||598||decrease by 4.17%|
|2018||808||increase by 35.12%|
|2019||997||increase by 23.39%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Dental Hygienists
- 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
Salary satisfactionBased 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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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.
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.