Dental hygienist salary in St. Louis, MO
How much does a Dental Hygienist make in St. Louis, MO?
Average base salary
The average salary for a dental hygienist is $40.89 per hour in St. Louis, MO. 400 salaries reported, updated at March 17, 2023
Salaries by years of experience in St. Louis, MO
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Dental Hygienists
Primary Care(earn +9.36% more)
The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 23.39% since 2018. Dental Hygienists with this skill earn +9.36% more than the average base salary, which is $40.89 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this skill||Change from previous year|
|2012||72||increase by 72|
|2013||330||increase by 358.33%|
|2014||419||increase by 26.97%|
|2015||449||increase by 7.16%|
|2016||624||increase by 38.98%|
|2017||598||decrease by 4.17%|
|2018||808||increase by 35.12%|
|2019||997||increase by 23.39%|
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Most common benefits for Dental Hygienists
- 401(k) matching
- AD&D insurance
- Continuing education credits
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid sick time
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Pet insurance
- Professional development assistance
- Profit sharing
- Referral program
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- Safety equipment provided
- Tuition reimbursement
- Uniform allowance
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased on 273 ratings
67% of Dental Hygienists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
How much do similar professions get paid in St. Louis, MO?
Hygiene Manager886 job openings
Average $21.56 per hour
Dental Hygienist196 job openings
Average $40.89 per hour
Dental Specialist3 job openings
Average $21.64 per hour
Dental NurseJob openings
Average $53,863 per year
Clinical Instructor31 job openings
Average $22.35 per hour
Common questions about salaries for a Dental Hygienist
As a dental hygienist how can I know if I am being paid fairly?
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Do dental hygienists get paid weekly or biweekly?
Payment occurs either weekly or biweekly. Frequency of payment for dental hygienist depends on which state the job is in.
Why do dental hygienists make so much money?
Dentist hygienists earn good money day to day. Often depending on the circumstances, patient fees go up to cover increased overheads.
How do dental hygienists negotiate salary?
How often do dental hygienist get raises?
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