Dental Assistant Salary (Australia)

A Dental Assistant earns an average wage of AU$21.06 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 Cleaning, Oral Surgery, and reception.
Dental Assistant Total Pay (?
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AU$25,627 - AU$52,059
(Median)
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MEDIAN: AU$39,197
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Dental Assistant Total Pay (?
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AU$16.83 - AU$25.73
(Median)
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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$25,627 - AU$52,059  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$493.88  
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$34,385 - AU$54,064  
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Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,097
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$16.83 - AU$25.73  
   
Overtime
AU$3.33 - AU$40.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$493.88  
   
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$34,385 - AU$54,064  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,097
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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

Hervey Bay
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Gold Coast
up arrow 5%
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Newcastle
up arrow 4%
Canberra
up arrow 3%
Geelong
up arrow 3%
0%
National Average
AU$44,000
Townsville
up arrow 2%
Toowoomba
up arrow 3%
Wollongong
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Mackay
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Hobart
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

National Average
AU$44,000

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Cleaning
up arrow 14%
Oral Surgery
up arrow 13%
reception
up arrow 11%
Orthodontics
up arrow 8%
Dental assistant
up arrow 8%
sterilisation
up arrow 8%
Assisting
up arrow 5%
Administration
up arrow 2%
National Average
AU$44,000
Customer Service
up arrow 7%
sterilization
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
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%
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