A Dental Assistant in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$21.81 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.

AU$19,463 - AU$69,043
(Median)
AU$19K
AU$40K
AU$69K
MEDIAN: AU$39,995
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AU$17.30 - AU$26.89
(Median)
AU$17
AU$22
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$21.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$24KAU$48KAU$72K
Salary
AU$19,463 - AU$69,043  
   
Bonus
AU$1,360  
Total Pay (?
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AU$35,558 - AU$56,863  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$17AU$34AU$51
Hourly Rate
AU$17.30 - AU$26.89  
   
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$49.45  
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$35,558 - AU$56,863  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
AU$45,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries


reception
up arrow 5%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 2%

Cleaning
up arrow 1%

National Average
AU$45,000

Orthodontics
up arrow 2%

Dental assistant
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 63%
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