Average dental hygienist income by years of experience

Dental hygienists with 10 to 19 years of experience are the top earners in their field, according to DentalPost's "2023 Dental Salary Survey" annual report.

DentalPost conducted its survey between July and September 2022; nearly 15,000 dental professionals participated, including 6,933 hygienists. The survey addresses topics including compensation, job turnover and work environment. Read more about the methodology here.

Here is the average income of dental hygienists by years of experience, according to DentalPost:

30 or more years: $73,800

20 to 29 years: $73,600

10 to 19 years: $75,360

Five to nine years: $72,800

Less than five years: $71,130

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