Dental Hygienist Salary In Texas

Dental Hygienist Salary In Texas

The average dental hygienist salary in Texas is $66,160 per year. The hourly wage for this position is $31.60. Dental hygienists with 10 or more years of experience can earn an annual salary of $84,350, or about $40.00 per hour.

Dental hygienists who work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area earn the highest average salary of $72,150 per year. Other areas where dental hygienists earn higher pay than the statewide average include Austin ($67,080) and Houston ($65,970). The lowest paying areas are Amarillo ($54,490), Lubbock ($56,090), Tyler ($57,480) and Beaumont-Port Arthur ($58,380).

Texas is a great place to live, work, and earn a living. The cost of living is lower than most other states, but the economy is strong and growing. There are many different types of jobs available in Texas including those in health care, retail, and hospitality.

The dental hygienist salary in Texas is $90,000 per year on average. That’s about $44 per hour which means that it’s not too hard to find a job as a dental hygienist in this state.

Dental Hygienist Salary In Texas

How much does a Dental Hygienist make in Texas?

Average base salary

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The average salary for a dental hygienist is $41.15 per hour in Texas. 2.1k salaries reported, updated at July 28, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Texas

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year$36.33
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years$49.19

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Top companies for Dental Hygienists in Texas

  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 Texas

  1. Dallas, TX$42.90 per hour101 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX$42.65 per hour308 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX$42.05 per hour167 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX$40.04 per hour126 salaries reported
  2. Round Rock, TX$38.62 per hour22 salaries reported
  3. Carrollton, TX$38.02 per hour9 salaries reported
  1. Spring, TX$37.58 per hour23 salaries reported
  2. El Paso, TX$36.64 per hour23 salaries reported
  3. Cypress, TX$35.70 per hour6 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 $41.15 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

Broberg Family DentalOrthodent Management LLCUT Health Science Center at San AntonioTexas Health and Human Services CommissionHealthDrive

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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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Salary satisfaction

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67% of Dental Hygienists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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