A Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of AU$23.57 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.

AU$27,469 - AU$43,882
AU$40K
MEDIAN: AU$40,494
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AU$18.84 - AU$27.81
AU$19
AU$24
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.57
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
AU$40,494  
   
Total Pay (?
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AU$37,837 - AU$57,322  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$10AU$20AU$30
Hourly Rate
AU$18.84 - AU$27.81  
   
Overtime
AU$24.15  
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AU$37,837 - AU$57,322  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 14 salaries. A Dental Assistant (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 11 salaries.

Dental Assistant (Certified) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant (Certified)?

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Sydney:
Willingness to learn, be very observant, don't expect high pay once you have done the Certificate for DA, Experience is everything. Think logical!

Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Late-Career
▲6%

National Average
AU$48,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 64%