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Dental Hygienist Salary Survey 2014

Difficulty in finding a job as a dental hygienist in Iowa

Observation: Iowa hygienists are pretty clear on their opinion: It’s difficult to find a job. It’s not easy, and they are certain (an antonym to unsure) about it.

Length of time since last pay raise in Iowa

Observation: Admittedly, Iowa did not deliver more survey responses than any other state; in fact, they were closer to the bottom. But we’re delighted that almost half got a raise last year.

Most common hourly pay rates in Iowa

$33, $35

Observation: Iowa hygienists earn pretty much the national average.

Descriptions of pay arrangements based on production or commission

  • Hourly, plus 28% of hygiene services (prophy, sealants, fluoride)
  • Based on monthly averages, if you produce over the base production, you get a bonus
  • 10% bonus of production produced above 3x hourly salary
  • Hourly rate plus 10% commission on things like FMS, PA's, SRP, Adult Fluoride, and sales of elect. toothbrushes, etc.

Link to salary calculator

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