A Dental Nurse in Sydney, New South Wales earns an average wage of AU$23.35 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$21,895 - AU$75,947
AU$22K
AU$40K
AU$76K
MEDIAN: AU$40,380
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.05 - AU$27.82
AU$17
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.35
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$75K
Salary AU$21,895 - AU$75,947
Bonus AU$1,625
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$33,662 - AU$58,344
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data AU$0AU$34
Hourly Rate AU$17.05 - AU$27.82
Overtime AU$34.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$58K
Bonus AU$1,625
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$33,662 - AU$58,344
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 69

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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Key Stats for Dental Nurse

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%

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Experience Affects Dental Nurse Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 68%