The BDA conducts regular labour market research into the pay rates
for Dental Care Professionals (DCPs). A survey of practice owners carried out in summer 2013 also collected
data on the hourly pay rates for all DCP groups - hygienists, therapists, dental nurses, and practice managers.
This information provides a guide for BDA members when calculating pay
rates for their own dental teams.
The following table contains the average hourly pay rates for each DCP group for the whole of the UK.
|Average hourly rate|
|Trained dental nurses||£9.98|
|Trainee dental nurses||£6.98|
A complete set of results, including a breakdown by region, practice mix and practice size can be downloaded below. The results of the 2003, 2007 and 2010 DCP pay surveys are also available to download below.