Dental Assistant Salary

A Dental Assistant earns an average wage of AU$21.56 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$21,697 - AU$53,725
(Median)
AU$22K
AU$39K
AU$54K
MEDIAN: AU$39,311
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90%

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AU$17.24 - AU$25.94
(Median)
AU$17
AU$22
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$19KAU$38KAU$57K
Salary
AU$21,697 - AU$53,725  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$490.94  
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$34,825 - AU$54,549  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$17.24 - AU$25.94  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.67  
Overtime
AU$12.26 - AU$41.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$490.94  
   
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$34,825 - AU$54,549  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,719
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$44,810

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries




National Average
AU$45,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

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Office Administration
up arrow 9%

reception
up arrow 8%

Dental Assisting
up arrow 8%



Assisting
up arrow 3%

Chair Side Assisting
up arrow 3%

Administration
up arrow 2%

Cleaning
up arrow 1%

Dental assistant
0%

sterilisation
0%

National Average
AU$45,000

Training
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

sterilization
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 211 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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