Dental Hygienist Salary Canada

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Average Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3222.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: dental hygienist, dental nurse and dental therapist.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $75,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $55 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $30 per hour.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill job vacancies in these occupations for the near future.

Average (Median) Hourly Wages for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*36.9255.0078.982015
Edmonton – Alberta*32.2145.0053.002015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 36.0040.0046.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 36.00 39.90 44.00 2014
Fredericton – New Brunswick(1) 23.0032.00 41.672014
Halifax – Nova Scotia27.1832.0035.002014
Toronto – Ontario(1) 24.0034.2945.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 24.0034.2945.002014
London – Ontario 30.0034.0038.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 24.0034.2945.002014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec26.00 30.0035.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan37.0041.0046.002014

Methodology*

Dental hygienists may perform some of the following duties:
›› Educating patients on how to improve and maintain their oral health
›› Removing stains and deposits from teeth
›› Taking and developing X-rays
›› Applying fluoride treatment
Dental therapists may perform some of the following duties:
›› Examining the oral condition of the mouth and teeth
›› Performing routine dental treatment such as drilling and filling cavities and tooth extraction
›› Taking dental impressions
›› Taking and developing X-rays
Comparison with employment unit

The largest sector of employment for dental hygienists and dental therapists is health care and social assistance. The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes dental hygienists and dental therapists, is $25.65. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $966, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $50,000.

Visa

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Dental Assistants
Dental Technologists
Dentists
Medical Laboratory Technologists

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