Dental Hygienist Salary Survey 2014
Difficulty in finding a job as a dental hygienist in Arizona
Observation: 68% of the Arizona dental hygienists participating in the survey indicated that they were from the Phoenix area. So the 51% who are saying that it is very difficult to find a job in the state may well be from Phoenix. The national average for dental hygienists who say it is difficult to find a job is 46%.
Length of time since last pay raise in Arizona
Observation: Nationally, 13% of dental hygienists claim they have never received a raise. In Arizona, almost a third have never heard, “We’re giving you a raise …”
Most common hourly pay rates in Arizona
$35, $38, $40
Observation: Arizona pay rates are very close to the national average.
Descriptions of pay arrangements based on production or commission
- Bonus based on a percentage of collections divided by the number of total hygiene hours to get an hourly rate X the number of hours a hygienist worked.
- 35% on all hygiene, exam, X-ray services. 20% on product. 0% on nitrous oxide
- 50% of everything I do, not including exams
- I've been at this office just a little over a year. Not sure how it works but at our monthly staff meeting cash is given out to all staff that have participated in out "Care to Share" and asking patients to write a review on the iPad for our web page. This past year when we hit our $2 million goal, we were all treated to flying to Disneyland. In my 44 years of practicing, this is absolutely the BEST office ever as how they take care of their staff. Naturally, the turnover is extremely low and hard to get on staff. At our monthly staff meeting we are fed dinner, paid for being there, cash awards handed out along with spa trips and professional kitchen appliances, etc. Did I mention that all the RDH'S have our own personal assistants? Not telling you the name of my office for fear better qualified hygienists will be applying for my job.
- 50 percent of production, 20 percent of X-rays, Arestin, and sealants. I'm also certified to use soft tissue laser.
- A formula based on UCR fees. I average about $5000 or more monthly. I set personal goals. Also call and confirm my patients, I work the recare / resource ledger, call back new patient for missing appointments in both doctor and hygiene schedules. No patients in DDS chair, no patients in my chair.
- I get a percentage of my average daily production for the month. I think it's 20% but there's a formula that goes with it (number of hours worked, etc. it's kind if complicated and I'm sure exactly how it works) and production has to be over $1,000 to qualify for the "bonus"
- 7% collected on SRP procedures paid quarterly