The average rate for a Dental Nurse is AU$23.18 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$27,120 - AU$58,801
AU$27K
AU$39K
AU$59K
MEDIAN: AU$38,856
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50%
90%
AU$18.47 - AU$27.96
AU$18
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.17
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$58K
Salary AU$27,120 - AU$58,801
Bonus AU$1,000
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$36,173 - AU$58,446
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data AU$0AU$41
Hourly Rate AU$18.47 - AU$27.96
Hourly Tips AU$1.50
Overtime AU$18.89 - AU$41.92
Annual Data AU$0AU$58K
Bonus AU$1,000
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$36,173 - AU$58,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 645

Job Description for Dental Nurse

Dental nurses, also known as dental hygienists in the United States, perform a wide variety of tasks in dental offices. 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 nurses 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 proper flossing and brushing techniques and ways to improve oral health through diet.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Dental Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 353 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 233 salaries. An experienced Dental Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 164 salaries. A Dental Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 97 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,145

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Key Stats for Dental Nurse

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

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Experience Affects Dental Nurse Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Dental Nurse Salaries


▲3%

National Average
AU$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 65%