Dental Professionals: The Benefits Of Choosing Your Hourly Rate

Creating a fair, rewarding, and empowering work environment is crucial for employee satisfaction and productivity. At TempStars, we have made it our mission to make a difference in the community, which means offering fair pay for work completed. One way that we do this is by allowing dental professionals to set their own hourly rates. This feature empowers the professionals and has far-reaching benefits for both the dental practices and the temps themselves.

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Keep reading to learn the benefits of selecting your own hourly rate via TempStars!

The Advantages of Setting Your Own Hourly Rate

1. Empowerment and Autonomy

Allowing dental professionals to choose their own hourly rates is empowering. This autonomy acknowledges the unique skills, experiences, and qualifications each professional brings to the table. It also enables professionals to set rates that they feel are fair and reflective of their worth, which can lead to increased job satisfaction and motivation. This sense of control over one’s financial remuneration is essential for fostering a positive mindset towards temping roles.

2. Market-Driven Rates Ensure Fair Compensation

By letting dental hygienists and assistants set their rates, we ensure that compensation is driven by market dynamics. Professionals who have highly sought-after skills or specialize in areas with higher demand can set their rates accordingly. This market-driven approach ensures that compensation is fair and commensurate with the value provided, encouraging professionals to continue upgrading their skills and staying abreast of the latest in dental care.

3. Flexibility and Work-Life Balance

The flexibility to set one’s hourly rate also comes with the inherent flexibility of choosing assignments that match one’s financial goals and lifestyle needs. This flexibility is a cornerstone of work-life balance, allowing professionals to take on work when it suits them and at rates that reflect the effort and time they are willing to invest. Such flexibility is invaluable, especially for those balancing family commitments or pursuing further education alongside their careers.

4. Competitive Advantage for Dental Practices

From the perspective of dental practices, the ability for temps to set their own rates can also be beneficial. It allows practices to choose from a range of professionals based on budget, skills needed, and other specific requirements of the role. This competitive environment ensures that practices are more likely to find a temp who not only fits their budgetary constraints but also meets their quality expectations. Additionally, practices can quickly fill staffing gaps without compromising on the quality of care provided to their patients.

5. Promotes Transparency and Trust

Transparency in compensation is a critical factor in building trust between employers and employees. By allowing dental professionals to set their own rates, we promote an environment of openness. This transparency helps in setting clear expectations from the outset, reducing potential conflicts and building a trusting relationship between dental practices and temporary staff. It ensures that both parties are entering into agreements with a clear understanding of the terms, fostering a more positive working relationship.

How To Set Your Hourly Rate

As a hygienist or dental assistant member of TempStars, when you apply for a shift choosing the amount you wish to be paid per hour is part of the process. The range you see in our Rate Selector is based on a number of factors, including geography and the history of accepted hourly rates in that area. By allowing a window of rates to select from, we can ensure things are kept fair for everyone on the platform. In addition, you can unlock even higher rates by achieving “Pro” and “Elite” status membership. 

To choose your hourly rate, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your account and choose the shift you wish to bid for.
  2. Click on ‘select hourly rate’ and choose your figure from the available list.
  3. Once you submit an offer, if you are selected that price will automatically be what you are paid by the office. 

It’s as simple as that!

Choose Hourly Rates That Make Sense With TempStars!

The ability to choose one’s hourly rate is more than just a financial decision; it’s about empowerment, flexibility, fair compensation, and transparency. For dental professionals navigating the gig economy, this feature offered by TempStars is a game-changer, aligning their professional goals with their personal needs. 

What are you waiting for? Choose your next hourly rate now!