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Dental Hygienist - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Dental Hygienist"

How much does a Dental Hygienist in the federal government get paid? $70,560.96* *Based on the 2021 average.

Dental Hygienist was the 214th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 605 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Dental Hygiene, with an average salary of $70,605.

Government Dental Hygiene jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions the principal duties of which are to supervise or perform dental hygiene work including: oral prophylaxis, preliminary periodontal examinations involving diagnostic tests and x-rays, oral health education, preparation of treatment plans for plaque control, and application of topical fluorides and desensitizing agents to the teeth. Included in this occupation are positions concerned with planning, conducting, and evaluating preventive dental health programs for communities such as military installations and public health program areas. Positions in this occupation require a knowledge of the concepts, techniques, and procedures of dental hygiene.

Agencies that have hired a Dental Hygienist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 481 $70,605.49
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 65 $63,806.48
Indian Health Service 56 $78,156.20
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $0.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $62,894.00

Dental Hygienist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $70,560.96. The highest paid Dental Hygienist made $105,562 in 2021.

Common Dental Hygienist Payscales

Payscale Number of Dental Hygiene Employees
GS - General Schedule 540
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 65

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Average Dental Hygiene Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Dental Hygienist was $45,180. Since then, the average pay has increased to $70,561 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0682.

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