A Dental Hygienist earns an average wage of AU$42.83 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Dental Hygienist Total Pay (?
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AU$35,508 - AU$90,351
(Median)
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MEDIAN: AU$59,124
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Dental Hygienist Total Pay (?
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AU$26.78 - AU$55.80
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MEDIAN: AU$42.00
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National Salary Data

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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$35,508 - AU$90,351  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$2,047  
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$51,213 - AU$115,237  
PayScale
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$50AU$100AU$150
Hourly Rate
AU$26.78 - AU$55.80  
   
Overtime
AU$56.01 - AU$101.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$100KAU$200KAU$300K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$2,047  
   
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$51,213 - AU$115,237  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Perth
up arrow 6%
Brisbane
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Adelaide
0%
National Average
AU$85,000
Sydney
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Melbourne
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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
AU$85,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 18 votes.
Gender
Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 5% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 69%
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