The average wage for a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is AU$21.38 per hour.

AU$15.32 - AU$26.19
AU$15
AU$21
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$21.38
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$12AU$24AU$36
Hourly Rate
AU$15.32 - AU$26.19  
   
Overtime
AU$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$24KAU$48KAU$72K
Total Pay (?
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AU$31,864 - AU$55,090  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 6 salaries. A Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
AU$44,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 80%