The average rate for an Entry-Level Dental Hygienist is AU$40.57 per hour. A skill in Orthodontics is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$40,414 - AU$95,176
AU$40K
AU$61K
AU$95K
MEDIAN: AU$61,379
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90%
AU$26.69 - AU$52.49
AU$27
AU$41
AU$52
MEDIAN: AU$40.61
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90%
AU$0AU$106K
Salary AU$40,414 - AU$95,176
Bonus AU$1,017
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$50,519 - AU$106,240
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 74
Hourly Data AU$0AU$108
Hourly Rate AU$26.69 - AU$52.49
Overtime AU$9.90 - AU$108
Annual Data AU$0AU$106K
Bonus AU$1,017
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$50,519 - AU$106,240
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 222

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 Difference by Location

National Average: AU$82,073

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

Dental Hygienist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
15%

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Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

National Average
AU$82,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 65%