Input invited: wage levels

Here’s an enquiry from a client in the NW London area – I’d be interested to hear the views of readers.
Hi Chris,
Hope you are well, quick question, still recruiting for staff, I have a good candidate that’s an experienced nurse and possibily will make a good manageress/co-ordinator in the future. Salary is more than we normally pay but I hope she will be worth it.
This made me think carefully about staff wages, having seen our practice and the area we are in, what do you think we should be paying wage wise for the following roles?
– receptionist
– experienced dental nurse
– head nurse
– practice manager
– tx co-ordinator


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.