Hygienist pay scales

I often get asked about standard pay rates for various roles within the dental team across the UK regions.
Here are some answers that I’ve come across recently for hygienists which may be of interest. I’d love to hear what you think of these numbers; whether you agree with them or not.
Self employed

 Per hour Location
 £                   22.90 Edinburgh
 £                   24.00 Belfast
 £                   24.00 West Midlands
 £                   25.00 Edinburgh
 £                   25.00 West Midlands
 £                   27.00 Central Scotland
 £                   27.50 Edinburgh
 £                   32.00 Dorset
 £                   32.00 North London
 £                   32.00 West Midlands
 £                   32.00 Central London
 £                   32.00 Yorkshire
 £                   32.00 Gloucestershire
 £                   33.00 Yorkshire
 £                   36.00 East Midlands


Per hour Location
 £ 28.00 Northern Ireland
 £ 28.00 Surrey
 £ 28.00 Devon

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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.