Dental Assistant Salary (Canada)

The average wage for a Dental Assistant is C$18.61 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Orthodontics is associated with high pay for this job.
Dental Assistant Total Pay (?
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C$24,971 - C$50,269
(Median)
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36K
41K
50K
MEDIAN: C$35,651
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Dental Assistant Total Pay (?
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C$14.61 - C$24.62
(Median)
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MEDIAN: C$18.00
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75%
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National Salary Data

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C$0C$18KC$36KC$54K
Salary
C$24,971 - C$50,269  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$1,474  
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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C$30,179 - C$51,685  
PayScale
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 650
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$13C$26C$39
Hourly Rate
C$14.61 - C$24.62  
   
Overtime
C$0.00 - C$37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$26KC$52KC$78K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$1,474  
   
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).
)
C$30,179 - C$51,685  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 650
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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

Pay Difference By Location

Calgary
up arrow 30%
Edmonton
up arrow 28%
Vancouver
up arrow 4%
Cambridge
up arrow 4%
Ottawa
up arrow 2%
Brampton
up arrow 2%
National Average
C$39,000
Mississauga
up arrow 1%
Hamilton
up arrow 1%
London
up arrow 1%
Winnipeg
up arrow 2%
up arrow 3%
Scarborough
up arrow 3%
Barrie
up arrow 4%
Halifax
up arrow 5%
Montréal
up arrow 12%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
C$39,000

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Periodontics
up arrow 7%
National Average
C$39,000
endodontics
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 40%
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