The average salary for a Dentist in Australia is AU$98,395.
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Job Description for Dentist
Dentistry is a field of medicine that pertains to the health and treatment of the teeth and mouth. Dentists can be general practitioners or specialists; specialties include dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Dentists typically go through four years of dental schooling after completing a bachelor's deg…Read more
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Popular Skills for Dentist
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Skills in Composite Fillings, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Oral Surgery, Public Health and Prosthodontics are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Dentist
An entry-level Dentist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$86,780 based on 103 salaries. An early career Dentist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$97,640 based on 301 salaries. A mid-career Dentist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$102,867 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Dentist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$123,145 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$137,128.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Dentist in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 2.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Gold Coast, Queensland (2.5% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (1.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (9.0% less), Cairns, Queensland (1.0% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.0% less).
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