A Dental Assistant earns an average wage of AU$22.44 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$22,542 - AU$56,673
AU$23K
AU$40K
AU$57K
MEDIAN: AU$40,242
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50%
90%
AU$17.85 - AU$27.01
AU$18
AU$23
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$22.69
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$56K
Salary AU$22,542 - AU$56,673
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$1,987
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$36,328 - AU$56,600
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$17.85 - AU$27.01
Hourly Tips AU$0.91
Overtime AU$18.82 - AU$39.11
Annual Data AU$0AU$56K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$1,987
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$36,328 - AU$56,600
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,309

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 844 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 351 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 215 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$54,000 based on 84 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$47,144

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Dental Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant?

Dental Assistant in Perth:
"I feel I am underpaid for what I do."
Pros: I enjoy providing patient carr for people and helping people and managing their anxiety about coming to the dentist.
Cons: Feeling like I do alot and dont get paid for the amound I do.

Dental Assistant in Canberra:
"Work flexibility, free parking, corporate uniform."
Pros: Work flexibility, free parking, corporate uniform, helping the patients.
Cons: Unhygienic boss.

Dental Assistant in Nambour:
Pros: I love dental I find it so interesting.
Cons: Stressful, made to do things which I feel uncomfortable doing, late nights and no overtime.

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

▲15%

▲11%

▲7%

National Average
AU$47,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries


Office Administration
▲6%

Infection Control
▲6%

▲3%

General Surgery
▲3%

Chair Side Assisting
▲2%

▼0%

National Average
AU$47,000


▼1%

Dental assistant
▼1%

▼4%

▼5%

Customer Service
▼8%

sterilization
▼10%

▼12%

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 68%
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