A Dental Assistant earns an average salary of R82,503 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

R40,949 - R139,726
R41K
R83K
R140K
MEDIAN: R82,503
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50%
90%

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R32.00 - R85.42
R32
R46
R85
MEDIAN: R45.56
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R50KR100KR150K
Salary
R40,949 - R139,726  
   
Bonus
R1,993 - R10,665  
Total Pay (?
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R42,231 - R145,272  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R170R340R510
Hourly Rate
R32.00 - R85.42  
   
Overtime
R0.00 - R489.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
R1,993 - R10,665  
   
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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R42,231 - R145,272  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 37 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R83,528

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲19%

▲3%

National Average
R84,000

▼16%

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 72%