Dental Hygienist Salary In San Diego

Dental Hygienist Salary in San Diego

Dental hygienists in San Diego, California make a median salary of $84,010, which is considerably higher than the national average of $70,790. This is not surprising, as San Diego is one of the most expensive cities in the United States.

The top 10% of dental hygienists in San Diego earned at least $100,610 per year. The bottom 10% of earners made less than $51,240 annually.

The average annual salary for a dental hygienist in San Diego is $82,000. This is a very competitive salary and the income is based on experience and education. The highest paying employers are Kaiser Permanente, Sharp Healthcare and SDSU Dental School.

The average dental hygienist salary in San Diego is $64,000 per year.

Dental Hygienist Salary In San Diego

The average dental hygienist salary in San Diego is $64,000 per year. This is higher than the national average of $61,860. The highest-paid dental hygienists earn more than $99,710 each year.

Dental Hygienist Salary In San Diego

How much does a Dental Hygienist make in San Diego, CA?

Average base salary

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$44.11Per hourPer dayPer weekPer monthPer year


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The average salary for a dental hygienist is $44.11 per hour in San Diego, CA. 317 salaries reported, updated at July 26, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in San Diego, CA

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year$38.95
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years$52.72

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Top companies for Dental Hygienists in San Diego, CA

  1. Fox Creek Family Dental3.816 reviews9 salaries reported$61.98per hour
  2. Western Dental Services2.9620 reviews16 salaries reported$58.70per hour
  3. General Dental Office3.49 reviews7 salaries reported$57.13per hour
  4. Dental Connections4.76 reviews24 salaries reported$56.79per hour
  5. UDream Dental2.127 reviews178 salaries reported$55.73per hour

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Highest paying cities for Dental Hygienists near San Diego, CA

  1. Palo Alto, CA$50.72 per hour13 salaries reported
  2. Redwood City, CA$49.85 per hour14 salaries reported
  3. San Jose, CA$47.91 per hour77 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA$44.11 per hour317 salaries reported
  2. Sacramento, CA$43.99 per hour81 salaries reported
  3. Lawndale, CA$37.98 per hour11 salaries reported

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Dental Hygienists

Most recommended skill

Primary Careearn +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 $44.11 per hour.201220132014201520162017201820192020

Job Trend

YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201272increase by 72
2013330increase by 358.33%
2014419increase by 26.97%
2015449increase by 7.16%
2016624increase by 38.98%
2017598decrease by 4.17%
2018808increase by 35.12%
2019997increase by 23.39%

Top companies hiring Dental Hygienists with the recommended skill

Christina Thompson, DMDEncinitas Periodontics & Dental ImplantsPaul Taylor DMD Inc

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Top licenses

Chiropractic License


Top specialties

Primary Care


More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Salaries by qualificationsLicensesSpecialties

Top LicensesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
Chiropractic License+19.10%4 jobs4
Registered Dental Hygienist+3.04%2,711 jobs4,701

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Most common benefits for Dental Hygienists

  • 401(k)
  • 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

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