A Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of AU$22.56 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$31,500 - AU$43,494
(Median)
AU$
AU$40K
AU$
MEDIAN: AU$39,739
50%

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AU$17.22 - AU$27.02
(Median)
AU$17
AU$23
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$19KAU$38KAU$57K
Salary
AU$39,740  
   
Total Pay (?
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AU$35,051 - AU$55,523  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$12AU$24AU$36
Hourly Rate
AU$17.22 - AU$27.02  
   
Overtime
AU$33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$24KAU$48KAU$72K
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$35,051 - AU$55,523  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Certified)

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

Dental Assistant (Certified) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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!

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
AU$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 59%
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