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Nov 21st, 2014
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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

$30, $32

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

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