Dental Hygienist Salary Survey 2014
Difficulty in finding a job as a dental hygienist in Missouri
Observation: Missouri definitely has a “show me” attitude about jobs. The 71% who say it is very difficult to find a job leads the nation. Even the confusion among the “unsure” is higher than the national average.
Length of time since last pay raise in Missouri
Observation: It may be hard to find a job, but hygienists who are employed are receiving raises more frequently than the average in other states. We point this out, because it’s a contradiction. Often, hygienists will point to a glut in manpower as another excuse for not awarding raises to staff. Not necessarily true.
Most common hourly pay rates in Missouri
$32, $34, $40
Observation: The most common hourly rates in Missouri match up very well against the national averages.
Descriptions of pay arrangements based on production or commission
- Guarantee of $250 per day plus 25% of production over $1,000, which is attainable almost every day.
- Base salary + a percentage of daily production
- We will get 5% over $1,250.00 in daily production
- 30 percent of my production, including doctor exam