A Dental Assistant in Adelaide, South Australia earns an average wage of AU$22.04 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$23,280 - AU$47,615
(Median)
AU$
AU$41K
AU$
MEDIAN: AU$41,000
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AU$17.98 - AU$25.55
(Median)
AU$18
AU$22
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$22.00
10%
50%
90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$19KAU$38KAU$57K
Salary
AU$41,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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AU$34,879 - AU$54,198  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$16AU$32AU$48
Hourly Rate
AU$17.98 - AU$25.55  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.91  
Overtime
AU$24.50 - AU$46.45  
Local Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$32KAU$64KAU$96K
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$34,879 - AU$54,198  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
AU$46,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Administration
up arrow 1%

National Average
AU$46,000

Cleaning
up arrow 5%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 5%

Orthodontics
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 66%
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