Dental Hygienist Salary in Australia

AU$68,400
per year
per hour
AU$48.90
per hour
per year

Dental Hygienist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Dental Hygienist is AU$68,400 per year (AU$48.90 per hour), which is AU$3,040 (+5%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
A Dental Hygienist can expect an average starting salary of AU$43,100. The highest salaries can exceed AU$100,000.
AU$43,100
Low
AU$68,400
Average
AU$100,000
High
AU$28.50
Low
AU$48.90
Average
AU$60
High

Dental Hygienist Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$43,100
Average
AU$68,400
Senior
AU$81,400
High
AU$100,000
Low
AU$28.50
Average
AU$48.90
Senior
AU$56.40
High
AU$60
Among dental hygienists, Entry-Level Dental Hygienists tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Dental Hygienists enjoy the highest salaries.

Dental Hygienist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Dental HygienistAU$81K/year
+19% 
Entry-Level Dental HygienistAU$43K/year
 -37%

Dental Hygienist - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Dental Hygienist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,100. A mid career Dental Hygienist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$65,300, while a senior Dental Hygienist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$81,400. Dental Hygienists with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$89,600 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Dental Hygienist

Late Career▲ +31%
Senior▲ +19%
Average SalaryAU$68,400/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -37%

Gender Breakdown

Female
88%
Male
12%

Dental Hygienist - Jobs by Location

Dental Hygienist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Dental Hygienist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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