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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 – $80,000.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $57.67 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $31.25 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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||29.00||57.67||60.73||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||30.00||51.50||58.68||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||21.57||40.00||45.00||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||33.00||40.72||52.00||2016|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick(1)||25.00||33.00||36.00||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||31.00||33.15||40.00||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||22.00||40.00||44.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||24.00||36.00||44.00||2016|
|London – Ontario||30.00||34.00||38.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||24.00||36.00||44.00||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||26.00||33.00||43.00||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||26.00||31.25||36.40||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||35.00||41.00||59.07||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes dental hygienists and dental therapists, is $28.23. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1005, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $52,000.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.