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Dental Hygienist Salary Survey 2014

Difficulty in finding a job as a dental hygienist in New Jersey

Observation: If you go back to the main article and view the national averages, you’ll see that New Jersey almost matches the percentages precisely. But no New Jersey hygienist is going to tell you that it is “very easy” to find a job.

Length of time since last pay raise in New Jersey

Observation: If you go back to the main article … Yes, we checked. The Garden State contributed just 3% of the responses to the survey, not enough to set the standard.

Most common hourly pay rates in New Jersey

$40, $43

Observation: Hygienists who said they work in the NYC metro area represented 16% of the state’s responses. Overall, the range of hourly rates were concentrated in the $35 to $44 an hour range.

Descriptions of pay arrangements based on production or commission

  • I get monthly bonuses ranging from $5-$10 each for completing an FMX, fluoride, scaling and root planning, and giving anesthesia.
  • Bonuses are determined on how much the office brings each month and each person's bonus is based on their "base" bonus number the office must reach. For instance, the people who were hired recently have a higher base salary (hourly) and therefore a higher office bonus number that must be reached before they qualify for a bonus. The people working here for many years have a lower base salary (hourly) and therefore have a lower bonus number to reach to get a bonus.
  • We have a daily goal to produce. We get 20% of anything over the daily goal we produce
  • Hourly pay plus percentage of my own production, minus my salary.

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