A Mid-Career Dental Assistant earns an average wage of AU$23.92 per hour.

AU$29,676 - AU$57,229
AU$30K
AU$49K
AU$57K
MEDIAN: AU$48,799
10%
50%
90%
AU$20.14 - AU$27.27
AU$20
AU$24
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$23.92
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$57K
Salary AU$29,676 - AU$57,229
Bonus AU$509
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$41,535 - AU$57,461
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 53
Hourly Data AU$0AU$42
Hourly Rate AU$20.14 - AU$27.27
Hourly Tips AU$1.32
Overtime AU$26.16 - AU$42.36
Annual Data AU$0AU$57K
Bonus AU$509
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$41,535 - AU$57,461
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 686

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$49,906

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

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
5-9 years
85%
10-19 years
15%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

▲6%


▲1%

Administration
▼0%

Cleaning
▼0%

▼0%

Assisting
▼0%

National Average
AU$50,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: %
no benefits
None: 68%