Dental Hygienist Salary in the US

$35.79
per hour
per year
$74,443
per year
per hour

Dental Hygienist - Average Salary & Hourly Rate

The average salary for a Dental Hygienist is $35.79 per hour ($74,443 per year), which is $20,953 (+39%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Dental Hygienist can expect an average starting pay of $25.88. The highest pay rates can exceed $47.51.
$25.88
Low
$35.79
Average salary
$47.51
High
$53,830
Low
$74,443
Average salary
$98,820
High

Dental Hygienist Salary Range

Low
$25.88
Average salary
$35.79
Experienced
$41.02
High
$47.51
Low
$53,830
Average salary
$74,443
Experienced
$85,321
High
$98,820

Dental Hygienist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Dental Hygienist with a valid and current Registered Dental Hygienist license in the US and less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $54,000 per year. A mid career Dental Hygienist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $72,000, while an experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $85,000. Dental Hygienists with more than 20 years of experience earn $90,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Dental Hygienist

Late Career▲ +21%
Experienced▲ +14%
Average Salary$74,443/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -27%

Gender Breakdown

Female
92%
Male
8%

Dental Hygienist - Jobs by Location

Dental Hygienist - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Dental Hygienist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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