The average wage for a Dental Nurse is $16.50 per hour.

$17,452 - $82,434
$17K
$35K
$82K
MEDIAN: $35,362
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90%

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$7.84 - $28.38
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$16
$28
MEDIAN: $16.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$17,452 - $82,434  
   
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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$16,566 - $70,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $28.38  
   
Overtime
$31.75  
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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$16,566 - $70,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Dental Nurse

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %
035
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Dental Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$35,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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