Dental Hygienist Salary Survey 2014
Difficulty in finding a job as a dental hygienist in Wisconsin
Observation: Wisconsin dental hygienists are consistently active participants in these salary surveys. So, yes, we are listening when 60% said it is very difficult to crack the job market.
Length of time since last pay raise in Wisconsin
Observation: We hope you did not start with Alabama and then proceed alphabetically to determine which state is the best about giving out raises. The end is here, and Wisconsin leads the nation with the percentage of who received a raise within the last year.
Most common hourly pay rates in Wisconsin
$30, $31, $32
Observation: Wisconsin dental hygienists match up with their peers nationally only on the low end. Overall, hourly rates seemed concentrated in the $29 to $36 range.
Descriptions of pay arrangements based on production or commission
- The difference from 25% of my quarterly production over my total hourly wage for the quarter is my bonus.
- Get paid roughly 27% of services after collections
- We receive a base hourly rate of $21.00 or 21% production, whichever is greater for that day.
- Not sure how the formula works, but it is always a good bonus — between $300 and $900 a month.
- I earn $27 an hour with a bonus program at the end of month based on production. So on average, an extra $1,200 a month.
- 30% of production, exceeding hourly salary per hour times three. Hourly pay rate is $36. Multiply $36 X 3 = 108. Hourly production average for a month = $108 — no bonus. For hourly production average for a month greater than $108, the bonus would be 30% over $108 per hour. Because of their relatively low fee schedules, it's difficult to achieve hygiene production in the bonus range.