A Dental Assistant earns an average wage of AU$22.37 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$21,205 - AU$54,885
AU$21K
AU$39K
AU$55K
MEDIAN: AU$38,921
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90%

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AU$17.47 - AU$26.85
AU$17
AU$22
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$22.37
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$19KAU$38KAU$57K
Salary
AU$21,205 - AU$54,885  
   
Bonus
AU$50.00 - AU$2,023  
Total Pay (?
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AU$35,609 - AU$56,360  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$15AU$30AU$45
Hourly Rate
AU$17.47 - AU$26.85  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.91  
Overtime
AU$20.05 - AU$42.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$30KAU$60KAU$90K
Bonus
AU$50.00 - 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$35,609 - AU$56,360  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,272

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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$46,483

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Dental Assistant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

▲16%

▲12%

▲8%

National Average
AU$46,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

RADIOGRAPHY
▲10%

Dental Assisting
▲7%

Office Administration
▲7%

Infection Control
▲7%

reception
▲6%

Chair Side Assisting
▲3%

▲2%



▲1%

National Average
AU$46,000

▼2%

Assisting
▼5%

Customer Service
▼6%

sterilization
▼9%

sterilisation
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 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
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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