2011 St. Louis metropolitan area dental hygiene salaries and benefits

Oct. 24, 2011
2011 St. Louis metropolitan area dental hygiene salaries and benefits

St. Louis metropolitan area — 19 responses

Total responses for Missouri: 37

Average hourly rate for Missouri (which include responses from the St. Louis area): $31.77

Total responses for Illinois: 94

Average hourly rate for Illinois (which include responses from the St. Louis area): $36.55

Average hourly rate for St. Louis area: $33.58

Average hourly rate for St. Louis area in 2010: $32.73

Differential: $0.85 increase

The most common hourly rates reported were: 37% earned $34 to $36 an hour.

Benefits available through employer

  • Health insurance, 27%
  • Employer contribution towards retirement, 67%
  • Paid vacation and holidays, 87%
  • Paid sick leave, 20%
  • Life insurance, 0%
  • Dental insurance, 7%
  • Disability insurance, 0%
  • CE tuition reimbursement, 47%


Comments about the St. Louis area

  • This is the first time in 35 years of practice that new grads remain unemployed a year after graduation, pay is stagnant, practices are struggling financially and patients are unwilling to have necessary work completed and want to come only once per year, if at all, due to finances.