Dental Nurse Salary in Australia

AU$49,700
per year
per hour
AU$28.70
per hour
per year

Dental Nurse - Average Salary

The average salary for a Dental Nurse is AU$49,700 per year (AU$28.70 per hour), which is AU$15,660 (-24%) lower than the national average salary in Australia.
A Dental Nurse can expect an average starting salary of AU$32,300. The highest salaries can exceed AU$65,000.
AU$32,300
Low
AU$49,700
Average
AU$65,000
High
AU$19.60
Low
AU$28.70
Average
AU$37.50
High

Dental Nurse Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$32,300
Average
AU$49,700
Senior
AU$58,600
High
AU$65,000
Low
AU$19.60
Average
AU$28.70
Senior
AU$31.10
High
AU$37.50
Among dental nurses, Trainee Dental Nurses tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Dental Nurses enjoy the highest salaries.

Dental Nurse - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Dental NurseAU$59K/year
+18% 
Private Dental NurseAU$55K/year
+11% 
Trainee Dental NurseAU$32K/year
 -35%

Dental Nurse - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Dental Nurse with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$32,300. A mid career Dental Nurse with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$46,800, while a senior Dental Nurse with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$58,600. Dental nurses with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$61,200 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Dental Nurse

Late Career▲ +23%
Senior▲ +18%
Average SalaryAU$49,700/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -35%

Gender Breakdown

Female
97%
Male
3%

Dental Nurse - Jobs by Location

Dental Nurse - Related Salaries

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