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.

R39,909 - R138,536
R40K
R84K
R140K
MEDIAN: R84,040
10%
50%
90%
R35.23 - R99.33
R35
R47
R99
MEDIAN: R46.99
10%
50%
90%
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Salary R39,909 - R138,536
Bonus R1,996 - R12,080
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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R41,316 - R145,272
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 10 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 168
Hourly Data R0R325
Hourly Rate R35.23 - R99.33
Overtime R12.50 - R325.00
Annual Data R0R145K
Bonus R1,996 - R12,080
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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R41,316 - R145,272
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 10 Jul 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 R70,000 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 R86,000 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 R100,000 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 R120,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R86,336

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Dental Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant?

Dental Assistant in Port Elizabeth:
"Prospects of a dental assistant."
Pros: People, opportunities, size.
Cons: Traffic too work, attitudes.

Dental Assistant in Pretoria:
"Great."
Pros: The people I meet.
Cons: Low wages.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲16%

▼0%

National Average
R86,000

▼18%

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 72%
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