CDHA Job Market and Employment Survey
Every two years, CDHA conducts a compensation survey to gauge employment trends in Canada and collect and analyse data on key aspects of the profession. CDHA administers the study through a contracted third party to ensure confidentiality and privacy of responses.
The 2015 online survey will be sent to dental hygienists across the country. It includes questions about:
- salary rates and employment benefits
- key job responsibilities and decision-making authority
- practice environment
- future plans
- incidence of workplace-related injury
Whether you are interviewing for a new job, negotiating an employment contract or preparing for your first job interview, the CDHA Job Market and Employment Survey is a valuable source of information.
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CDHA Job Market and Employment Survey 2013
The following are the key findings from the 2013 CDHA Job Market and Employment Survey
- Average hourly wage of dental hygienists has risen since the 2011 survey
- 92% of dental hygienists work in clinical dental hygiene and 72% work for a single employer
- Canada-wide unemployment rate for dental hygienists is 3.5%, approximately one-half of the national average
Challenges We Face:
- 12% of dental hygienists report that their annual salaries have dropped
- Younger, less experienced dental hygienists are less likely to report a salary increase
- 67% of dental hygienists have no written contracts with employers, however this is a 6% improvement over 2011
- Two-thirds of dental hygienists in independent practice report high levels of satisfaction with this career choice
- 86% of respondents plan to practise 2 or more years in the profession
Executive summary, full report data, and reports by province are available free
to CDHA members. Interested non-members may purchase the survey for a fee of
Note: Government agencies or public organizations may request a copy of the report by