A Dental Hygienist in Perth, Western Australia earns an average wage of AU$48.89 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$20,347 - AU$96,061
AU$72K
MEDIAN: AU$72,500
50%
AU$39.67 - AU$58.10
AU$40
AU$49
AU$58
MEDIAN: AU$48.89
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$118K
Salary AU$72,500
Bonus AU$375
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$75,015 - AU$118,865
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data AU$0AU$58
Hourly Rate AU$39.67 - AU$58.10
Annual Data AU$0AU$118K
Bonus AU$375
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$75,015 - AU$118,865
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

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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Dental Hygienist Tasks

  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.
  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.

Dental Hygienist Job Listings

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$93,000 based on 32 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$102,000 based on 14 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 21 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$108,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
AU$100,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
AU$100,000

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 81%