An Entry-Level Dental Assistant earns an average wage of AU$20.88 per hour.

AU$20,963 - AU$53,385
(Median)
AU$21K
AU$37K
AU$53K
MEDIAN: AU$37,242
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AU$16.71 - AU$25.15
(Median)
AU$17
AU$21
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$20,963 - AU$53,385  
   
Bonus
AU$860  
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$34,129 - AU$52,717  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$13AU$26AU$39
Hourly Rate
AU$16.71 - AU$25.15  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.91  
Overtime
AU$19.95 - AU$39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$26KAU$52KAU$78K
Bonus
AU$860  
   
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$34,129 - AU$52,717  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 842

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$43,437

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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

reception
up arrow 10%

Dental Assisting
up arrow 8%

Orthodontics
up arrow 2%

Assisting
up arrow 2%

Administration
up arrow 1%

Oral Surgery
0%

Training
0%

National Average
AU$43,000

Cleaning
up arrow 2%

sterilization
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Dental assistant
up arrow 12%

sterilisation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

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