I make $32/hr with a 5% increase every year and top at $40. I get 3 weeks paid vacation 12 sick days a year and 11 paid holidays. $2400 yearly bonus and $450 uniform allowance. I have medical/dental/vison insurance and 401K. I work 5 days a week 6am-2pm Monday-Friday with seven patients a day. I love my job!
I am in the Portland, ME area and I currently am at $33+ an hour. The job market is saturated and there just arent any positions available. I had my hours cut to part time 6 months ago and havent been able to find any other positions since. When I was full time I did have medical insurance which I lost when I was cut to part time. I also was denied a raise this year and last year when I received a raise it was the first one in 4 years. Its really becoming a hard profession to stick with because of the market saturation.
$45 hour with 10 days pd vacation, holidays, free dental for myself and family, paid CE’s, medical ins or $350 month extra if opt out of ins due to spouse having it. 401k with Dr matching first 5%. Great staff, I’ve been there for 13 years. Oregon gas limited access permit and expanded function restorative.
Im in San Diego.. practicing for 2 years, I returned to my office I assisted at, the Dr and I have been working together for 10 years.. I make $45/hr or $350/day and $5 commission on every laser treatment I sell, I work Mon-Thurs, no vacation/sick/holiday pay.. I have a 401k with profit share and no health insurance benefits.. I’m planning on negotiating 5 paid holidays… $45/hr is the going rate paid for temps in this area..
I’m a new grad (May 2013, licensed in July) in Panama City, FL and landed a great job with amazing staff for $200/day. It’s a part time (3 days/week) position but as a brand new hygienist and especially in this area, I am told and came to the conclusion that the pay is really good. I also work an hour away on Mondays in an as needed position for 40% commission. I’ve heard that that is a great percentage as well. I typically see at least 3 patients to make my drive worth while however most patients decline annual radiographs and I see a lot of new patients for gross debridement. The office is very old and out if date so I think they try to make up for it with the compensation.
I make 45 per hr and live in ma. This is on the higher end for my area. Jobs are difficult to find now and I have been at mine for about 5 years. I started at 38 and eventually went up by asking for raises after getting local certification etc. If I were to leave I would likely be making a lot less as I have seen job postings for pt positions starting at 32 in my area!
Don’t move to Alabama. I’ve worked for this office 22 yrs and only make $21.00. Haven’t had a raise in 3 years. Love my job and can’t move at this point in my life and shouldn’t have to. I get two weeks vacation, which is good and benefits toward my 401k. I think and should at the very least make $25.00. Myself and the other hygienist in my area all think we should make more. They pay the temps around $23 hourly.
Niagara Falls, NY $25/hr , 401K with 10% of my annual put in by the DDS, uniforms included, free dental for my entire family and my parents, CE included. been there 8 years I am not the highest paid of my RDH friends by far…However, I love my work environment. I have a female DDS who is very family oriented, and when my daughter is ill,or has a day off from school, I can bring her to work, if I want to , I am the only RDH there…Family comes first…and I am willing to give up a few $ more/hr for a GREAT work place!
I make $46/hour, 2 weeks paid vacation (8days), 4 days sick/year, 401k, medical (I pay 25%). I have been in this office 8 years. I used to get 3 weeks vacation/year and medical was paid in full by doctor. Times have changed 🙁 Also, I haven’t had a raise in 6 years. I am licenced in anesthetic and restorative. I live in the Seattle area.
I’m in a very rural area in PA. Recent hygiene grad (2012) Started out at $28. Within two months I was put at $30/hr. Been there 1.5 years no change. I get two weeks paid vaca. One week sick. Paid holidays. $200 a year for scrub allowance. 401k option. We work 32-38 hours a week. Three day weekend every week. Free dental care to husband/wife/kids. No medical or insurances.
I make $31/hour. I have been at this office for 4 years. I also have 3 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, paid CE’s, 3% IRA match, short term disability and I get an extra $365/month for insurance that I do not take. I work 4 days/week 9 hour days. I work in VT and comparatively I make less an hour than other hygienists I know but I also have a lot of benefits that they do not have. I do not have to clock out when my schedule is light or I have a no-show, and as long as I can find stuff to do I can stay the entire shift regardless of holes in the schedule.
I live near Seattle and I have 6 years experience, work 4 days a week and make $47 an hour plus dental/medical, 401k and profit sharing with 2 weeks paid vacation and 1 week sick leave also paid. Only 2 paid holidays per year. I have an awesome boss and great staff to work with so I consider myself lucky as there are not many jobs out there.
Central florida $200/perday base pay or commission which ever is greater. Commission is a tier scale 30%-35% based on what you produce. No holiday or sick days. No vacation. 401k up to 6% and health benefits offered. Free dental. Commission averages out to usually $300-350 per day based on the season. (Summers are slow) always get paid no matter if patient shows. Don’t take xrays or do exams just straight hygiene.
$36/hour +weekly bonus, 401k w/ matching up to 3%, 1 set of uniforms every other year, free dental for immediate family, paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation, Christmas bonus worth a day’s pay. Dallas, Texas. I have 12 years experience and have been at this office for 6 years. I’ve only had one raise. I work through lunch and stay late a lot. I’m afraid I will make a lot less if I ever find a new position.
I’m in Michigan and make $30/hr. Ten years experience, all at the same office. We do get two weeks of paid vacation a year, but that’s about it. No medical, no 401K, nothing. I need a new job I guess! The difficulty other hygienists I know have had finding jobs, especially anything with benefits, has been discouraging. I went to U of M, and still live in the area. We also have University of Detroit Mercy and community colleges nearby graduating enough new hygienists each year that I get nervous about looking for something new. The lack of benefits has been enough to get me to SERIOUSLY consider changing careers.