A Dental Assistant earns an average wage of AU$22.27 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$22,148 - AU$55,816
(Median)
AU$22K
AU$41K
AU$56K
MEDIAN: AU$40,671
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90%

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AU$17.43 - AU$26.71
(Median)
AU$17
AU$22
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$19KAU$38KAU$57K
Salary
AU$22,148 - AU$55,816  
   
Bonus
AU$125.00 - AU$2,023  
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$35,549 - AU$56,139  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$17.43 - AU$26.71  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.91  
Overtime
AU$20.13 - AU$41.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Bonus
AU$125.00 - AU$2,023  
   
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$35,549 - AU$56,139  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,332
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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

National Average: AU$46,373

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Dental Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Dental Assistant?

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

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries




National Average
AU$46,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Infection Control
up arrow 7%

Dental Assisting
up arrow 6%

reception
up arrow 5%

General Surgery
up arrow 5%

Chair Side Assisting
up arrow 4%

Orthodontics
up arrow 2%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 1%

Administration
0%

Assisting
0%

National Average
AU$46,000

Cleaning
up arrow 2%

Dental assistant
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

sterilization
up arrow 9%

sterilisation
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

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: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 65%
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