According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage
for dental hygienists was $72,910 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which
half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half
earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $50,870, and the
highest 10 percent earned more than $100,170.
hygienists receive benefits, such as vacation, sick leave, and
contributions to their retirement fund. However, benefits vary by employer
and may be available only to full-time workers.
About half of dental
hygienists work part time. Dentists often hire hygienists to work only a
few days a week, so some hygienists work for more than one dentist.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor