Average Dentist Salary / Wages
Salary and wage information for dentists is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Codes (ANZSCO) are 252311 for dental specialists and 252312 for dentists.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are dentist, dental practitioner, dental surgeon, endodontist and orthodontist.
These occupations are currently on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List.
The average weekly total cash earnings in mid-2014 for dental practitioners were $2,480, giving an approximate annual income of $129,000.*
The average weekly full-time ordinary earnings in Health Care and Social Assistance in mid 2016 were $1,619, giving an annual income of approximately $84,000. This was 0.8% higher than in mid 2015.*
Dentists Salaries / Wages in 2016 2017
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Experienced Dentist||100,000 – 150,000||Sydney|
|Dentist||$640 per day||Sydney|
|Dentist Part-Time||$125 – $150 per hour||New South Wales|
|Dentist||100,000 – 130,000||Sunshine Coast|
|Dentist||95,000 – 100,000||Melbourne|
|Dentist||93,000 – 150,000||Brisbane|
|Dental Specialist (Paediatric Dentist)||$74 – $87 per hour||Gold Coast, Queensland|
|Lecturer, School of Dentistry||91,000 – 108,000||Adelaide|
|Dentist / Periodontist||350,000 – 500,000||Perth|