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Dental Assistant Salary (Australia)

A Dental Assistant earns an average wage of AU$21.21 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are reception and sterilisation.
Dental Assistant Salary (?
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AU$25,850 - AU$53,205
(Median)
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MEDIAN: AU$39,817
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Dental Assistant Salary (?
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AU$16.98 - AU$25.74
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MEDIAN: AU$21.00
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National Salary Data

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AU$0AU$19KAU$38KAU$57K
Salary
AU$25,850 - AU$53,205  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$483.68  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$34,614 - AU$54,070  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$16.98 - AU$25.74  
   
Overtime
AU$2.04 - AU$40.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$483.68  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$34,614 - AU$54,070  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,101
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Gold Coast
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Newcastle
up arrow 3%
Geelong
up arrow 2%
Canberra
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0%
National Average
AU$44,000
Wollongong
up arrow 1%
Toowoomba
up arrow 4%
Townsville
up arrow 5%
Campbelltown
up arrow 5%
Hobart
up arrow 11%
Ballarat
up arrow 15%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

National Average
AU$44,000

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

reception
up arrow 11%
sterilisation
up arrow 10%
Dental assistant
up arrow 9%
Oral Surgery
up arrow 8%
Orthodontics
up arrow 6%
Cleaning
up arrow 6%
Administration
up arrow 3%
Assisting
up arrow 1%
National Average
AU$44,000
Customer Service
up arrow 8%
sterilization
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 2% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 62%