The average hourly pay for a Dental Nurse in United Kingdom is £8.71.
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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 f…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Nurse
The top respondents for the job title Dental Nurse are from the companies My Dentist Complete Care Dentistry, The National Health Service (NHS) and Bupa International. Reported salaries are highest at The National Health Service (NHS) where the average pay is £9.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bupa International and Dental Group Ltd, earning around £9.44 and £9.25, respectively. My Dentist Complete Care Dentistry pays the lowest at around £8.23. Oasis Dental Care Ltd and Oasis Healthcare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £8.24 and £8.54, respectively.
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Skills in Oral Surgery, Radiology, General Surgery and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Nurse
An entry-level Dental Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £7.43 based on 78 salaries. An early career Dental Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.12 based on 1,322 salaries. A mid-career Dental Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.82 based on 722 salaries. An experienced Dental Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £9.34 based on 712 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £10.
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Employees with Dental Nurse in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 10.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Birmingham, England: Birmingham (6.3% less), Manchester, England: Manchester (5.7% less) and Birmingham, England: West Midlands (4.7% less).
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