October 25, 2019
10. New Zealand
Currently in New Zealand, many dental nurses work only part time, as it can be difficult to find full-time work if you are just entering the job market. However, since it’s common in New Zealand for dental nurses to move up in their careers and train for higher positions in dentistry, there tend to be frequent job openings.
On average a dental nurse in New Zealand makes around $18 per hour and experienced dental nurses can make up to $26 per hour. In general, New Zealand has a good quality of life rating and a majority of people living in New Zealand are satisfied with their lives.
In Sweden the average dental nurse salary is 307 Kr with an hourly rate of around 148 kr. In addition, a dental nurse may earn a yearly bonus of 5,000 Kr.
This is a rapidly growing field in Sweden so there is a fair amount of job opportunities for dental nurses available. Furthermore, the quality of life in Sweden is considered to be very high, with universal access to healthcare.
Dental nurses in Japan make on average $2,783 per month. The most common places to live for dental nurses is Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagoya and Osaka.
You’ll have health insurance and continuing training courses and can expect to work 40 hours a week.
Japan has a high quality of life and the field of dentistry continuously experiences job growth opportunities.
A dental nurse in Australia will make on average $54,000 per year and up to $82,000 per year with more experience. There aren’t any qualification requirements for dental assistants in Australia, so most people are trained on the job.
However, you can obtain a vocational qualification that will increase your chances of finding a job and your pay as well.
Australia is a great place to be a dental nurse, or anyone for that matter because it has been rated the second-best country in the world in terms of quality of life by the UN.
6. United Kingdom
Dental nurses in the UK work around 37.5 hours per week, sometimes in the evenings. When starting out, a dental nurse will make on average around £20,000 and with more experience they can make up to £30,000.
The UK is one of the best places to be a dental work because the opportunity for jobs is increasing rapidly, as dental nurses are considered to be a very important part of the healthcare industry. And flexible scheduling is considered to be one of the biggest pros of being a dental nurse in the UK.
5. United States
There’s a lot of competition to be a dental nurse in the United States. But if you are willing to work hard, it’s worth the effort. The average salary for dental nurses in the US is $67,000, or $32.40 per hour. This salary will vary depending on where you live.
The best state to be a dental nurse in the US is Minnesota. The cost of living is relatively low, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are one of the top cities to live in for young professionals. Due to the low cost of living, the average hourly wage may decrease by around $9.
One thing to be aware of in the US is that having health insurance isn’t guaranteed, so in the worst case scenario, you may end up paying out of pocket or high monthly premiums.
If you want to be a dental nurse in Spain, you must speak fluent Spanish and English. When you are just starting out looking for a job, you will most likely live in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza or Bilbao.
As a dental nurse in Spain you can expect to make $1,221 per month, with a 16% increase for experienced workers, a 6% increase for mid-level and a -11% decrease for entry-level.
The salary isn’t as high as in other countries, however the cost of living in Spain is quite low, so the money stretches a lot further.
First off, if you want to be a dental nurse in Switzerland, then you must speak one of the official languages—either French, Italian, German, Romansh, and of course fluent English.
Dental nurses in Switzerland can expect to make around 4000 Swiss Francs per month, and plenty more with experience. Keep in mind that the cost of living in Switzerland is quite high, but the quality of life is one of the highest in the world.
If you want to be a dental nurse in Norway, you will most likely end up working in one of the larger cities like Oslo, Bergen Trondheim or Sandness.
As a dental nurse in Norway, your salary will be $2,769 per month. Experienced workers can expect a 16% raise in salary. mid-level nurses can expect a 6% increase and entre-level candidates may see a -11% decrease.
Since healthcare in Norway is publicly funded, dental nurses will have health insurance. On average, you can expect to work 37.5 hours per week, without much expectancy of overtime.
As far as quality of life measures go in Norway, Norway ranks high in personal security and average in reported well-being, including work-life balance, housing and income and wealth.
As a dental nurse in Canada, you will form part of a healthcare team, providing integrated care to your patients. There are plenty of jobs for dental nurses available both in private practices and also in public hospitals and facilities.
There are currently around 28,000 dental nurses in Canada, 99% of which are female, so you especially have an opening as a male dental nurse.
The average salary for a dental nurse in Canada is approximately $40,000 per year and $21/hour. Entry level positions begin at just under $30,000 and later on in your career you can expect to make nearly $60,000 per year.
Besides the career specifics, Canada is a country with a high quality of life, and is considered to be one of the safest countries in the world. And healthcare in Canada is publicly funded, so no one needs to worry about access to health insurance.