Dental Hygienist Salary Survey 2014
Difficulty in finding a job as a dental hygienist in Florida
Observation: Florida is very close to the national averages. But pay attention to the number of hygienists who said it is “relatively easy” to find a job; it’s six percentage points above the national average (8%). That’s kind of odd for a state that’s always been popular with foreign dentists and dental hygiene transplants.
Length of time since last pay raise in Florida
Observation: Quite a few have never seen a pay raise (national average is 13%). As a result, the percentage of recent raises is lower than it is in other states.
Most common hourly pay rates in Florida
Observation: The low end, $30 an hour, matches the low end of the national averages — but hourly rates in Florida are nowhere near the high end of the national average of $40. 42% of the metropolitan responses were from Tampa, considerably more than the Miami (24%), Orlando (24%), and Jacksonville (9%) metropolitan areas.
Descriptions of pay arrangements based on production or commission
- 50% of production
- 20% of collections over a daily base of $850 collections.
- 33% of production
- Receive 30% of total soft tissue production and 3% of hard tissue recommendation of collections
- Paid 33% 0f hygiene production. 50% of products minus costs.
- Bonus after $1,200 production daily.
- 50% of the fee for Dr. exam in my chair is added to my daily production: prophy, x-rays, fluoride, sealants and perio procedures. The total is multiplied by .302 and that is my gross income.
- As a production bonus, we have a daily goal. If we produce above the daily rate, we get 30% of the amount over the goal at then end of the month.
- $2 to $50 commission depending on the product sold.
- 50% of total payments made by patient