Dental Hygienist Salary Canada



The median Dental Hygienist Salary Canada is calculated by the Canadian Salary and Wage Guide and from a variety of other sources. Dental Hygienists work in a number of settings including hospitals, dental clinics and schools. The Dental Hygienist Salary Canada will vary depending on the location and the setting.  The assumption was made that the Dental Hygienists reflected here were working an average of 35 hours per week with a total of 1750 hours per year.

Socialized Medicine
In Canada, Socialized Medicine makes sure that all Canadian citizens are assured medical care for themselves and their family under the Canadian health care system.  This health care program provides Canadians preventative, as well as daily medical care from doctors. This ensures all Canadian citizens access to good medical and health care. Nearly all Canadian citizens, regardless of income or medical history qualify for this unique medical care.

Dental Hygienist Salary Canada
Median Hourly

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

22.49 CAD

48.05 CAD

58.68 CAD

United States

$23.00

$49.14

$60.00

Median Annually

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

39,362 CAD

84,102 CAD

102,689 CAD

United States

$40,250

$85,995

$105,000

The lowest Dental Hygienist Salary Canada is less than $39,500 CAD and the highest is more than $102,500 CAD. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas.  The highest pay levels are found in metropolitan areas. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries. Hygienist's may be paid hourly or on a per patient basis. 

Top 5 Provinces
The best paying provinces for dental hygienists to earn a salary are Edmonton-Alberta, Calgary-Alberta, Vancouver-Lower Mainland Southwest-British Columbia, Toronto-Canada, and Ottawa-Canada.

Employment Data
The majority of dental hygienists are listed as working in dental offices. The rest are employed in doctors’ offices, hospitals and for other dental agencies. 

Where They Work
Of all the Dental Hygienists employed in Canada most of them work in the offices of other healthcare practitioners such as other Dentists, doctors and etc.  This is also where the best salaries can be found. A few of them are found working in research and teaching at universities.

Benefits
Fringe benefits are going to be similar to those offered by small businesses or single proprietor businesses.  A typical employment benefits package is worth over $15,000 CAD per year .