A Late-Career Dental Assistant earns an average wage of AU$25.21 per hour.

AU$31,500 - AU$65,814
AU$31K
AU$49K
AU$66K
MEDIAN: AU$48,980
10%
50%
90%
AU$20.88 - AU$28.70
AU$21
AU$25
AU$29
MEDIAN: AU$25.25
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$65K
Salary AU$31,500 - AU$65,814
Bonus AU$1,500
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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AU$42,962 - AU$60,472
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data AU$0AU$40
Hourly Rate AU$20.88 - AU$28.70
Overtime AU$31.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$60K
Bonus AU$1,500
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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AU$42,962 - AU$60,472
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 175

Job Description for Dental Assistant

A dental assistant's duties include hands-on work with dental patients, assisting the dentist, and/or performing clerical functions in a dental clinic. Depending on an individual’s certification and goals, any of these are possible job tasks. If an individual would like hands-on work in the dentist’s office, their duties may include prepping the patient for a particular operation; this particular duty would involve knowledge of the teeth and most dental procedures. The dental assistant would then assist the dentist in performing the operation, and do such things as handing the dentist the required tools and providing secondary support. This kind of job usually entails working one-on-one with the dentist, and requires good communication skills.

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Dental Assistant Tasks

  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.

Dental Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$52,552

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries


Oral Surgery
▼0%

Orthodontics
▼0%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 73%