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2024 Dental Hygienist Salary Report

DentalPost’s annual dental salary survey report shares insights into salaries, compensation, bonuses, benefits and work conditions for the dental industry.

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Pay improved but compensation satisfaction did not

The average total income of responding RDHs increased by 7.57% in 2023 but the percentage saying they felt “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their income decreased, year over year, by 12% to 49.63%.

19% changed employers

The top motivations for job changes in the previous 12 months were a new location, higher pay and a better work environment.

42% are applying or considering applying for new jobs now

12% are actively applying for new jobs now and another 30% are considering applying for new jobs. While a new location and better work environment are still motivations, higher pay is their top motivation.