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Average Dental Nurse Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$24.58
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AU$500
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Nurse in Australia is AU$24.58.
10%
A$19.62
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A$24.58
90%
A$29.16
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AU$20 - AU$29
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AU$9 - AU$2,534
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AU$40,577 - AU$60,757
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What Do Dental Nurses Do?

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Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Nurses?

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, General Surgery, Oral Surgery and Instrument Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dental Nurses?

An entry-level Dental Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.72 based on 26 salaries. An early career Dental Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.60 based on 257 salaries. A mid-career Dental Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.81 based on 147 salaries. An experienced Dental Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.84 based on 141 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$26.
Employees with Dental Nurse in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 12.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (2.6% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (5.5% less) and Wollongong, New South Wales (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 657 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.0%
Early Career
39.1%
Mid Career
22.4%
Experienced
21.5%
Late Career
13.1%

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