An Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of C$19.30 per hour.

C$24,717 - C$32,500
C$29K
MEDIAN: C$29,277
50%
C$15.37 - C$23.21
C$15
C$19
C$23
MEDIAN: C$19.36
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$48K
Salary C$29,277
Bonus C$500
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$30,997 - C$48,804
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data C$0C$48
Hourly Rate C$15.37 - C$23.21
Overtime C$20.68 - C$48.94
Annual Data C$0C$48K
Bonus C$500
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$30,997 - C$48,804
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 190

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Dental Assistant (Certified) in Burnaby:
"Don't Start This Career Path."
CDA's do not get benefits in most practices. You are entirely dependent on the Doctor (if they want a month of you go unpaid). 123Dentist.com/ WestcoastDental are buying the great majority of the practices in the lower mainland(Vancouver -> Chilliwack) and perform unethical treatment of patients and of Staff. I have worked at a number of practices within this group and they are all terrible. This career is hard on your body and the wage is so low you cannot afford therapy to maintain. The Dental Hygiene market is saturated and affected in all the same ways. DO NOT GO INTO THIS CAREER. I have wasted time and money educating myself to be one of the best and still am treated in a way that corporations should be embarrassed by. It is standard in this practice to hire unqualified staff for the lowest possible wages and also exploit visible minorities with lower wages.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Oral Surgery
▲4%

Orthodontics
▲1%

Prosthodontics
▲1%

National Average
C$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 51%
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