A Dentist in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average salary of AU$96,084 per year.

AU$49,520 - AU$153,654
AU$50K
AU$96K
AU$150K
MEDIAN: AU$95,774
10%
50%
90%
AU$28.50 - AU$120
AU$28
AU$43
AU$120
MEDIAN: AU$42.98
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$164K
Salary AU$49,520 - AU$153,654
Bonus AU$10,250
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$50,651 - AU$164,396
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 81
Hourly Data AU$0AU$120
Hourly Rate AU$28.50 - AU$120
Overtime AU$27.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$164K
Bonus AU$10,250
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$50,651 - AU$164,396
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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.

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Dentist Tasks

  • Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.
  • Advise and instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services.
  • Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, and other diagnostic equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dentist

Pay by Experience for a Dentist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dentist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$85,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dentist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$99,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Dentist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$102,000 based on 18 salaries. A Dentist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$127,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Dentist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Dentist Salaries

▲32%

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
AU$96,000

▼12%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 70%