A Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of AU$23.47 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$12,255 - AU$50,735
AU$12K
AU$37K
AU$51K
MEDIAN: AU$37,189
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50%
90%
AU$18.55 - AU$27.71
AU$19
AU$24
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.56
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$57K
Salary AU$12,255 - AU$50,735
Bonus AU$850
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$36,750 - AU$57,575
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$18.55 - AU$27.71
Overtime AU$29.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$57K
Bonus AU$850
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$36,750 - AU$57,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 152

Job Description for Dental Assistant (Certified)

A certified dental assistant (CDA) is responsible for providing assistance with dental patient care. Because they work in a medical setting, certified dental assistants must have general knowledge of medical terminology. They must also be able to comply with state and national regulations regarding safety and cleanliness, such as OSHA and the American Association of Dental Boards.

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Dental Assistant (Certified) 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 28 salaries. A Dental Assistant (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,300

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

Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 57%