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How often should a productive hard working hygienist get a raise? And if I am working per hour, what is an acceptable raise rate?

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In many professions, reviews and raises based on reviews are done annually. It is my belief that dentistry shouldn’t be any different. It’s hard to put a figure to what your raise should be because many factors need to be considered. The production you bring in for the office is a factor; you should be making 35% of the total production (not collection) you bring to the office. If you get benefits (sick pay, vacation, medical benefits) this needs to be weighed into the equation as well. It also helps to know what the pay is for you area. Pay varies not only state to state, but county to county. Checking your state’s employment department for occupational wage breakdowns by county can help give you an idea of what you should be making. I asked the question of how often do you get a raise a while ago on my Facebook page, for what others said, here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/DentalHygieneKaraRDH/posts/804642026230883

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