Dental Hygienist Salary In Washington State

Dental Hygienist Salary In Washington State

The dental hygienist salary in Washington state is $65,000 on average. The highest-paid 10% earn more than $85,000 per year, and the lowest-paid 10% earn less than $50,000 per year. The top-paying metropolitan areas in Washington are Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Vancouver.

The dental hygienist salary in Washington state is about $78,000. The average dental hygienist salary in Washington was $78,000 in 2016. Dental hygiene students can expect to make about $60,000 for their first year as a dental hygienist.

Dental hygienists in Washington State typically earn a median annual salary of $71,240. The highest-paid dental hygienists in Washington State make $100,420 per year, while the lowest-paid earn $49,520.

The following cities have the highest average salaries for dental hygienists:

Seattle: $81,750

Tacoma: $77,450

Bellevue: $75,460

Dental Hygienist Salary In Washington State

How much does a Dental Hygienist make in Washington State?

Average base salary

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$43.71Per hourPer dayPer weekPer monthPer year


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The average salary for a dental hygienist is $43.71 per hour in Washington State. 2.1k salaries reported, updated at July 28, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Washington State

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year$38.59
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years$52.25

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Top companies for Dental Hygienists in Washington State

  1. Hilde Family Dentistry4.018 reviews7 salaries reported$112per hour
  2. Dentistry3.939 reviews10 salaries reported$62.08per hour
  3. Fox Creek Family Dental3.816 reviews9 salaries reported$61.98per hour
  4. Rewards Dental4.220 reviews7 salaries reported$60.98per hour
  5. Smiles Dental2.361 reviews33 salaries reported$60.68per hour

Highest paying cities for Dental Hygienists in Washington State

  1. Bellevue, WA$45.10 per hour150 salaries reported
  2. Gig Harbor, WA$37.98 per hour22 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 $43.71 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

Gentle DentalUnity Care NWIssaquah Premier DentalUniversity Of WashingtonSPEKTOR DDS PC

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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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