Dental Assistant Salary

A Dental Assistant earns an average wage of AU$21.71 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 RADIOGRAPHY and Office Administration.

AU$22,082 - AU$54,810
(Median)
AU$22K
AU$40K
AU$55K
MEDIAN: AU$40,005
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90%

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AU$17.28 - AU$26.10
(Median)
AU$17
AU$22
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$19KAU$38KAU$57K
Salary
AU$22,082 - AU$54,810  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$579  
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$35,055 - AU$55,054  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$17.28 - AU$26.10  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.67  
Overtime
AU$17.66 - AU$41.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$579  
   
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$35,055 - AU$55,054  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,955
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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$45,188

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries




National Average
AU$45,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

RADIOGRAPHY
up arrow 11%

Office Administration
up arrow 10%

reception
up arrow 7%

Dental Assisting
up arrow 5%

Assisting
up arrow 4%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 3%

Orthodontics
up arrow 3%

Chair Side Assisting
up arrow 3%

Administration
up arrow 1%

Cleaning
0%

National Average
AU$45,000

Dental assistant
up arrow 1%

sterilisation
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

sterilization
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 209 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: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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