Dental Assistant Salary (New Zealand)

The average wage for a Dental Assistant is NZ$18.26 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Dental Assistant Total Pay (?
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NZ$13.82 - NZ$21.75
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MEDIAN: NZ$18.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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NZ$0NZ$8NZ$16NZ$24
Hourly Rate
NZ$13.82 - NZ$21.75  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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NZ$0NZ$16KNZ$32KNZ$48K
Bonus
NZ$0.00 - NZ$450.00  
   
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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NZ$28,551 - NZ$46,659  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: NZD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
NZ$38,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
100%
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Male
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 5% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: employee benefits None: 41%
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