A Dental Assistant in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$21.73 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 steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$19,784 - AU$55,194
AU$20K
AU$37K
AU$55K
MEDIAN: AU$36,860
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AU$17.16 - AU$26.82
AU$17
AU$22
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$21.73
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Local Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$19KAU$38KAU$57K
Salary
AU$19,784 - AU$55,194  
   
Bonus
AU$1,360  
Total Pay (?
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AU$34,952 - AU$56,656  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$17AU$34AU$51
Hourly Rate
AU$17.16 - AU$26.82  
   
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$49.91  
Local Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$1,360  
   
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$34,952 - AU$56,656  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 109 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 25 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲19%

▲16%

National Average
AU$45,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries


Orthodontics
▲6%

reception
▲6%

Oral Surgery
▲4%

▲2%

National Average
AU$45,000

Dental assistant
▼2%

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 63%