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 Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List,(Short-term Skilled Occupation List, STSOL).
The average weekly full-time ordinary earnings in Health Care and Social Assistance in mid 2018 were $1,523, giving an annual income of approximately $79,200. This was 1.0% higher than in mid 2017.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 200 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a dentist was $143,016 per year in Australia.
Dentists Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Graduate Dentist||130,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Experienced Dentist||110,000 – 160,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Dentist||$630 per day||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Dentist Part-Time||$125 – $150 per hour||New South Wales|
|Dentist||100,000 – 140,000||Sunshine Coast|
|Principal Dentist||200,000 OTE||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Principal Dentist||143,000 – 148,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Dental Specialist (Paediatric Dentist)||$76 – $89 per hour||Gold Coast, Queensland|
|Lecturer, School of Dentistry||93,000 – 111,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Dentist / Periodontist||300,000 – 450,000||Perth, Western Australia|
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