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Average Dental Hygienist Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$46.11
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
AU$1,021
Bonus
AU$750
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Hygienist in Australia is AU$46.11.
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A$33.67
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A$46.11
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A$59.20
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Hourly Rate
AU$34 - AU$59
Bonus
AU$197 - AU$8,940
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$750
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AU$61,853 - AU$121,952
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What Do Dental Hygienists Do?

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Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Hygienists?

Skills in Periodontics, Patient Education, Orthodontics and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiology.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienists?

An entry-level Dental Hygienist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$38.62 based on 32 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$43.35 based on 150 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$48.65 based on 115 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$52.67 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$53.
Employees with Dental Hygienist in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 9.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (4.6% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (6.9% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (4.1% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 404 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.9%
Early Career
37.1%
Mid Career
28.5%
Experienced
14.4%
Late Career
12.1%

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