The median hourly rate for the San Francisco/Oakland metropolitan area is $52 an hour. The most common hourly rate reported was $50 an hour (four times out of 16 rates). Many California hygienists prefer to state their income as a daily rate. In the San Francisco area, the median daily rate is $430. The most common daily rate reported was $450. 14% reported receiving a raise within last 12 months.
The median hourly rate for hygienists working in rural or small town areas in California is $48 an hour. The most common hourly rate reported was $50 an hour (six times out of 24 rates).