A Dental Hygienist earns an average wage of AU$44.74 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Periodontics is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$41,620 - AU$97,871
AU$42K
AU$62K
AU$98K
MEDIAN: AU$61,674
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AU$29.34 - AU$59.12
AU$29
AU$45
AU$59
MEDIAN: AU$44.52
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$41,620 - AU$97,871  
   
Bonus
AU$800  
Total Pay (?
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AU$54,725 - AU$122,503  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$32AU$64AU$96
Hourly Rate
AU$29.34 - AU$59.12  
   
Overtime
AU$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$70KAU$140KAU$210K
Bonus
AU$800  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$54,725 - AU$122,503  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 188

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist

Pay by Experience for a Dental Hygienist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Hygienist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 142 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Hygienist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 44 salaries. A Dental Hygienist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$88,961

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Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲19%

▲17%

▲16%

National Average
AU$89,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

National Average
AU$89,000

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 70%
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