A Dental Assistant in Adelaide, South Australia earns an average wage of AU$22.14 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$18.17 - AU$25.45
AU$18
AU$22
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$22.14
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$16AU$32AU$48
Hourly Rate
AU$18.17 - AU$25.45  
   
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$35,446 - AU$54,147  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
AU$47,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Administration
up arrow 5%

National Average
AU$47,000

Orthodontics
up arrow 2%

Cleaning
up arrow 3%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 63%
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