Quick Answer: Do Dental Hygienist Make Good Money?

The median salary for a dental hygienist is $73,000 a year, according to the U.S.

Labor Department.

That’s higher than the median salary of $69,000 for a registered nurse.

In big cities, dental hygienists can earn six figures.

How much a dental hygienist make an hour?

Dental hygienists are in demand and integral to every dentist office, and often earn a decent wage. According to the BLS, the national median annual wage for this career in May 2017 was $74,070 or $35.61 per hour.² This varies depending upon location, experience, and whether you are a full-time or part-time employee.

Do dental hygienist get paid weekly?

Dental hygienists in the 25th percentile earn around $56,000, or $1,100 a week. The 75th percentile earn about $80,000 a year, which is $1,500, and the 90th percentile make $93,000 a year approximately, or $1,800 weekly.

How long does it take to become a dental hygienist?

about 2 years

Do dental hygienists make more than nurses?

The vast majority of dental hygienists works in dentist offices and clinics. Therefore, the average pay for office-based hygienists is very close to the overall average for all hygienists. In specialty hospitals, RNs can earn more than a typical hygienist, with average annual pay of $77,290 in 2016.