AU$41,038
Avg. Salary
AU$24.08
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Dental Nurse is AU$24.08 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Nurse is AU$41,038 per year.

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AU$19.05
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AU$24.08
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AU$28.61
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MEDIAN AU$24.08
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AU$29k
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AU$62k
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MEDIAN AU$41,038
AU$28,953 - AU$61,519
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MEDIAN: AU$41,038
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Salary AU$28,953 - AU$61,519
Bonus AU$194 - AU$6,183
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$37,922 - AU$59,811
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 63
Hourly Data AU$0AU$44
Hourly Rate AU$19.05 - AU$28.61
Overtime AU$16.71 - AU$44.10
Annual Data AU$0AU$59K
Bonus AU$194 - AU$6,183
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$37,922 - AU$59,811
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 580

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

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National Average: AU$49,960

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

Dental Nurse Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Nurse?

Dental Nurse in Perth:
"Good."
Pros: Close proximity
Cons: Pay could be better

Dental Nurse in Wollongong:
"Between the mountains & the sea."
Pros: Grew up there
Cons: Nothing

Key Stats for Dental Nurse

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Dental Nurse Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Dental Nurse Salaries


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National Average
AU$50,000

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 1%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: %
no benefits
None: 74%