The average wage for a Dental Assistant is NZ$20.03 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.

NZ$31,999 - NZ$57,214
(Median)
NZ$32K
NZ$41K
NZ$57K
MEDIAN: NZ$40,971
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NZ$16.15 - NZ$23.95
(Median)
NZ$16
NZ$20
NZ$24
MEDIAN: NZ$20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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NZ$0NZ$20KNZ$40KNZ$60K
Salary
NZ$31,999 - NZ$57,214  
   
Bonus
NZ$300.00  
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$33,453 - NZ$49,827  
Country: New Zealand | Currency: NZD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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NZ$0NZ$12NZ$24NZ$36
Hourly Rate
NZ$16.15 - NZ$23.95  
   
Overtime
NZ$24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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NZ$0NZ$24KNZ$48KNZ$72K
Bonus
NZ$300.00  
   
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$33,453 - NZ$49,827  
Country: United States | Currency: NZD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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

National Average: NZ$41,614

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
NZ$42,000


Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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