Entry-Level Dental Assistant Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Dental Assistant is AU$20.47 per hour. A skill in reception is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$20,704 - AU$51,596
(Median)
AU$21K
AU$38K
AU$52K
MEDIAN: AU$37,642
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AU$16.51 - AU$24.77
(Median)
AU$17
AU$20
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$18KAU$36KAU$54K
Salary
AU$20,704 - AU$51,596  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$838  
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$33,575 - AU$51,951  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$13AU$26AU$39
Hourly Rate
AU$16.51 - AU$24.77  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.67  
Overtime
AU$13.40 - AU$37.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$26KAU$52KAU$78K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$838  
   
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$33,575 - AU$51,951  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,249
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$42,610

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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

reception
up arrow 12%

Orthodontics
up arrow 4%

Assisting
up arrow 4%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 3%

Administration
up arrow 1%

Cleaning
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 1%

National Average
AU$43,000

Dental assistant
up arrow 2%

sterilisation
up arrow 2%

sterilization
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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