Table 3

Saskatchewan dental therapist-dental hygienist remuneration comparisons

Dental TherapistRemunerationDental Hygienist
$41.35Mean hourly wage (private practice)$37.54
$35.75Mean hourly wage (private & public)n/a
$40.00Median hourly wage$37.00
$35.0010th percentile$33.00
$37.0025th percentile$35.00
$44.0075th percentile$40.00
$50.0090th percentile$43.00
37.5%Mean % (in lieu of salary)36.2%
159 (70.4%)Full-time (private & public)n/a
67 (29.6%)Part-time (private & public)n/a
25Average hours/week (private)20
  • Sources: College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan. 2011 dental personnel wage report. Saskatoon: College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, 2011; and Personal communication with C Reed, Registrar, Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association, May 11, 2012.