AU$61,677
Avg. Salary
AU$45.46
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$993

Bonus

AU$10,250

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is AU$45.46 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is AU$61,677 per year.

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AU$30.48
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AU$45.46
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MEDIAN AU$45.46
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AU$98k
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MEDIAN AU$61,677
AU$48,485 - AU$98,151
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MEDIAN: AU$61,677
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AU$0AU$121K
Salary AU$48,485 - AU$98,151
Bonus AU$145 - AU$5,152
Profit Sharing AU$10,250
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$58,940 - AU$121,177
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data AU$0AU$84
Hourly Rate AU$30.48 - AU$58.92
Overtime AU$60.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$121K
Bonus AU$145 - AU$5,152
Profit Sharing AU$10,250
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$58,940 - AU$121,177
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 324

Job Description for Dental Hygienist

Dental hуgіеnіsts perform a number of duties within a dental office. 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 hygienists 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 flossing, brushing and diet. Additionally, dental hygienists help dentists and other professionals in their office in tasks such as taking radiographs, assisting during dental procedures and making impressions of teeth. Some dental hygienists work for orthodontists and provide care specific to orthodontic patients and procedures.

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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 AU$82,000 based on 300 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 AU$99,000 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$105,000 based on 88 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 AU$106,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

11%

9%

-1%

-9%

-19%

National Average: AU$91,868

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Dental Hygienist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Hygienist?

Dental Hygienist in Adelaide:
"Ergonomics."
Look after your hands, back and shoulders.

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲15%

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
AU$92,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
AU$92,000

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 80%