Dental Nurse Salary in the UK

£25,000
per year
per hour
£9.50
per hour
per year

Dental Nurse - Average Salary

The average salary for a Dental Nurse is £25,000 gross per year (£9.50 net per hour), which is £4,600 (-16%) lower than the UK's national average salary.
A Dental Nurse can expect an average starting salary of £19,000. The highest salaries can exceed £35,000.
£19,000
Low
£25,000
Average salary
£35,000
High
£8
Low
£9.50
Average salary
£14.50
High

Dental Nurse Salary Range

Trainee
£14,500
Low
£19,000
Average salary
£25,000
Senior
£29,500
High
£35,000
Trainee
£7
Low
£8
Average salary
£9.50
Senior
£12.30
High
£14.50
Among dental nurses, Apprentice or Trainee Dental Nurses tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Dental Nurses or Head Dental Nurses enjoy the highest salaries.

Dental Nurse - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Head Dental Nurse£30K/year
+18% 
Dental Nurse Tutor£29K/year
+16% 
Sedation Dental Nurse£27K/year
+9% 
Locum Dental Nurse£26K/year
+5% 
Implant Dental Nurse£26K/year
+4% 
Private Dental Nurse£26K/year
+4% 
Bupa Dental Nurse£25K/year
 -2%
Agency Dental Nurse£24K/year
 -3%
Qualified Dental Nurse£24K/year
 -4%
NHS Dental Nurse£24K/year
 -4%
Trainee Dental Nurse£15K/year
 -42%
Apprentice Dental Nurse£15K/year
 -42%

Dental Nurse - Pay by Experience Level

A Junior Dental Nurse with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £19,000 gross per year. A mid career Dental Nurse with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,600, while a Senior Dental Nurse with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £29,500. Dental Nurses with more than 20 years of experience earn £33,400 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Dental Nurse

Late Career▲ +34%
Senior▲ +18%
Average Salary£25,000/year
Mid Career▼ -2%
Junior▼ -24%

Gender Breakdown

Female
88%
Male
12%

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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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Dental Nurse

How much does a Dental Nurse make in the UK?
A Dental Nurse in the UK earns an average of £25,000 gross per year, which is about £9.50 net per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Dental Nurse updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Dental Nurse in the UK?
The starting salary of a Dental Nurse in the UK is around £19,000 gross per year. Apprentice or Trainee Dental Nurses usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Dental Nurse in the UK?
The highest salary of a Dental Nurse in the UK can reach and exceed £35,000 gross per year. Senior Dental Nurses or Head Dental Nurses usually have the highest salaries.
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