The average hourly pay for a Dental Technician in Australia is AU$25.21.
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Job Description for Dental Technician
When a dentist must remedy a patient's situation with prosthetic or orthodontic appliances, he/she typically turns to a dental technician for assistance. Dental technicians use molds, models, and images of patients to build dentures and partial bridges, as well as specialized orthodontic insertions to help articulate patients' teeth. These technicians typically work for companies which create these materials and appliances in manufacturing labs. Dental technicians must be very detail-oriented t…Read more
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Skills in Prosthetics and Orthodontics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Casting, CAD/CAM and Medical Devices.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Technician
An entry-level Dental Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.64 based on 20 salaries. An early career Dental Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.86 based on 113 salaries. A mid-career Dental Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.75 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Dental Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.47 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$30.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Dental Technician in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 7.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (2.1% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Geelong, Victoria (12.9% less), Brisbane, Queensland (7.4% less) and Perth, Western Australia (4.9% less).
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