Average Dental Technician Salary / Wages
Salary and wage information for dental technicians is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Codes (ANZSCO) are 411211 for dental hygienists, 411212 for dental prosthetists, 411213 for dental technicians and 411214 for dental therapists.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are clinical dental technician, dental technician, and dental laboratory assistant.
These occupations are currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List as follows:
Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist on the Regional list
Dental Technician on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
The average Australian weekly full-time ordinary earnings across all occupations in mid-2018 were $1,586, giving an annual income of approximately $82,472. This was 2.6% higher than in mid-2017.*
Dental Technician Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Dental Technician||55,000 – 70,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Dental Technician – Experienced Production Ceramist||55,000 – 65,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Dental Hygienist||$40 – $60 per hour||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Dental Technician with Dental Assistant experience||50,000 – 55,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Dental Technician||60,000 – 90,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Dental Technician – Experienced Orthodontic Wire Bending||50,000 – 55,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Dental Prosthetist / Lab Technician||80,000+||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Dental Technician (prosthetics)||$25 – $38 per hour||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Dental Ceramist||65,000 – 75,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Dental Hygienist||$60 – $70 per hour||Perth, Western Australia|
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