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
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.