Dental Nurse Salary

The average wage for a Dental Nurse is $18.00 per hour.

$20,000 - $90,000
$20K
$35K
$90K
MEDIAN: $34,831
10%
50%
90%

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$7.72 - $27.50
$7
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $16.50
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$20,000 - $90,000  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$16,603 - $70,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.72 - $27.50  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$16,603 - $70,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Dental Nurse

Dental nurses, also known as dental hygienists in the United States, perform a wide variety of tasks in dental offices. They are responsible for cleaning teeth, looking for signs of oral disease in patients, and providing education and preventative care. Specific tasks performed by dental nurses include сlеаning stаіns and plaque buildup on teeth, сlеаning undеr аnd аrоund the gums, sеаrсhing fоr іndісаtоrs оf оrаl disease such as swеllіng, and applying dental prophylaxis, sealants and topical fluorides as required. They also educate patients on oral care and hygiene, such as on proper flossing and brushing techniques and ways to improve oral health through diet.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Dental Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Dental Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 8 salaries. A Dental Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Nurse

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Dental Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Entry-Level
▲3%

National Average
$35,000

Experienced
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼4%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 50%
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