Dental Hygienist Salary In Tennessee

Dental Hygienist Salary In Tennessee

Dental hygienists in Tennessee earn on average $71,130 per year. The average hourly wage is $35.28.

The highest-paid dental hygienists make more than $92,560 per year, while the lowest-paid earn less than $45,220 annually.

The average annual salary for a dental hygienist in Tennessee is $63,000. But the job market for dental hygienists is competitive, so you’ll want to make sure that you can demonstrate your skills and experience in order to get a higher salary.

The best way to do this is by taking continuing education courses that will allow you to specialize and expand your skillset, adding additional value to your resume.

You can also consider taking on more responsibility within your current job role, such as becoming an assistant or associate dentist if possible.

Dental Hygienist Salary In Tennessee

How much does a Dental Hygienist make in Tennessee?

Average base salary

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The average salary for a dental hygienist is $39.57 per hour in Tennessee. 548 salaries reported, updated at July 28, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Tennessee

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year$34.94
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years$47.30

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Top companies for Dental Hygienists in Tennessee

  1. Fox Creek Family Dental3.816 reviews9 salaries reported$61.98per hour
  2. Western Dental Services2.9620 reviews20 salaries reported$57.38per hour
  3. Dental Connections4.76 reviews24 salaries reported$56.79per hour
  4. Advanced Dentistry3.115 reviews52 salaries reported$54.44per hour
  5. Ideal Dental2.620 reviews20 salaries reported$53.58per hour
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Highest paying cities for Dental Hygienists in Tennessee

  1. Nashville, TN$41.24 per hour70 salaries reported
  2. Memphis, TN$40.16 per hour53 salaries reported
  3. Chattanooga, TN$37.63 per hour25 salaries reported
  1. Knoxville, TN$37.51 per hour57 salaries reported
  2. Collierville, TN$36.92 per hour46 salaries reported
  3. Murfreesboro, TN$35.96 per hour26 salaries reported
  1. Hendersonville, TN$35.90 per hour5 salaries reported
  2. Smyrna, TN$35.56 per hour10 salaries reported
  3. Johnson City, TN$35.34 per hour10 salaries reported

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Where can a Dental Hygienist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Dental Hygienists

Most recommended license

Chiropractic Licenseearn +19.10% more

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 50.00% since 2018. Dental Hygienists with this license earn +19.10% more than the average base salary, which is $39.57 per hour.20132014201520162017201820192020

Job Trend

YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
20132increase by 2
20146increase by 200.00%
201518increase by 200.00%
201630increase by 66.67%
201740increase by 33.33%
201832decrease by 20.00%
201916decrease by 50.00%

Top companies hiring Dental Hygienists on Indeed

Neighborhood HealthUS Department of Veterans AffairsCoreCivicAspen DentalShelby County, TN

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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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