Dentist Salary In Australia

Dentist Salary In Australia

Dentists in Australia make an average of $67,000 per year. The highest-paid dentists can earn as much as $142,000 annually. Dentists who work for the government earn more than those in private practice.

Dental Hygienists in Australia earn an average salary of $50,000 per year, which is higher than the average salary for all occupations in the country. The best-paid dental hygienists earn up to $78,000 annually.

Dental Assistants in Australia make an average salary of $30,000 per year. This is lower than the average salary for all occupations in the country. Dental Assistants who work for the government are paid more than those working at private practices or clinics.

The average dentist salary in Australia is $122,000 AUD per year. That’s $88,000 USD.

The average dentist salary in Australia varies based on the region of the country and the type of dental practice you’re working at. If you’re employed by a private practice, the average dentist salary in Australia is $122,000 AUD per year. If you’re employed by a government-run health care system, the average dentist salary in Australia is $98,000 AUD per year.

The average dentist salary in Australia also varies depending on which state or territory you are located in. The highest paying states and territories for dentists are: New South Wales (average annual salary of $147,000 AUD) Victoria ($147,000 AUD), Queensland ($139,000 AUD), Western Australia ($130,000 AUD), and South Australia ($126,000 AUD).

Dentist Salary In Australia

Dentist – Average Salary

The average salary for a Dentist is AU$109,600 per year (AU$68.50 per hour), which is AU$41,740 (+62%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
A Dentist can expect an average starting salary of AU$62,500. The highest salaries can exceed AU$200,000.

AU$62,500

Low

AU$109,600

Average salary

AU$200,000

High

Total compensation includes salary, bonus, commission and profit sharing.

AU$0AU$145,000AU$290,000
Base SalaryAU$62,500 – 200,000
BonusAU$0 – 25,600
CommissionAU$4,200 – 52,700
Profit SharingAU$1,600 – 11,700
Total CompensationAU$68,300 – 290,000

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Dentist Salary Range

Low

AU$62,500

Average salary

AU$109,600

Senior

AU$144,700

High

AU$200,000

Among dentists, Junior Dentists tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Dentists enjoy the highest salaries.

Dentist – Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior DentistAU$145K/year+32% 
Pediatric DentistAU$115K/year+5% 
Animal DentistAU$101K/year -8%
Part Time DentistAU$65K/year -41%
Junior DentistAU$63K/year -43%

Dentist – Pay by Experience Level in Australia

AU$60KAU$80KAU$100KAU$120KAU$140KAU$160KAU$180KAU$200KAU$220K

Junior

0-3 years

Mid Career

4-9 years

Senior

10-20 years

Late Career

>20 years

A Junior Dentist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average compensation of AU$68,300 per year. A mid career Dentist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average compensation of about AU$97,540, while a Senior Dentist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$144,700. Dentists with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$175,400 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Dentist in Australia

Late Career▲ +60%
Senior▲ +32%
Average SalaryAU$109,600/year
Mid Career▼ -11%
Junior▼ -38%

Gender Breakdown

Female
44%

Male
56%

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Dentist – Jobs by Location

 Melbourne

 Sydney

 Adelaide

 Parkville (VIC)

 Perth

 Brisbane

 Other Locations

Dentist – Related Salaries

Dentist

Dental Nurse

Dental Hygienist

Orthodontist

Dental Assistant

Dental Technician

Prosthetist

Dental Practice ManagerAU$10KAU$40KAU$70KAU$100KAU$130KAU$160KAU$10KAU$40KAU$70KAU$100KAU$130KAU$160KJuniorSenior

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Dentist job advertisements published on Jobted Australia in the last 12 months. Please note the figures on this page are a guideline only.

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