Average Dental Assistant Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$23.66
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AU$428
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant in Australia is AU$23.66.
10%
A$18.73
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A$23.66
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A$28.05
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What Do Dental Assistants Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Dental Assistant are from the companies Dental Group Ltd, Bupa Australia and Pacific Smiles. Reported salaries are highest at DB Dental where the average pay is AU$25.44. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bupa Australia and Maven Training, earning around AU$24.48 and AU$24.27, respectively. Family Dental pays the lowest at around AU$22.07. Dental Group Ltd and Advanced Dental Care also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$22.45 and AU$23.04, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Assistants?

Skills in Instrument Control, Customer Service and Oral Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning and Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistants?

An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.53 based on 235 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.74 based on 1,470 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.90 based on 618 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.83 based on 389 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$26.
Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (2.1% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,928 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
50.2%
Mid Career
21.1%
Experienced
13.3%
Late Career
7.4%

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