Colorado

Nov 21st, 2014
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Dental Hygienist Salary Survey 2014

Difficulty in finding a job as a dental hygienist in Colorado

Observation: Colorado is very much below the national average (46%) who say it is very difficult to find a job in dental hygiene. But it is way above the average (6%) who are “unsure” about employment trends in their area. Almost a fifth must not even be looking at the help wanted ads.

Length of time since last pay raise in Colorado

Observation: As far as receiving a raise within last year, Colorado hygienists are six percentage points above the national average of 26%. But the state is below average among many who have been waiting for a while for a raise.

Most common hourly pay rates in Colorado

$36, $39, $42

Observation: Colorado pay rates are very close to the national average.

Descriptions of pay arrangements based on production or commission

  • 20% over $1500 production per day
  • A percentage of profits which exceed our monthly goals is paid, with a maximum payment of $120 per month.
  • I live in Colorado and have owned my own independent hygiene clinic for 18 years. I work 8-5 with a 1 hour lunch break M, T, W, TH. I take approximately 20 personal days a year. My net income is over $100,000. I recently opened a new clinic with four chairs, and put a full-time hygiene assistant to help with my schedule. I have paid myself a six-digit income for the past 14 years. I do have a dentist who leases two operatories and all my patient’s restorative needs are completed in my office.

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