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Average Dental Assistant Hourly Pay in Canada

C$21.11
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C$499
Bonus
C$800
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant in Canada is C$21.11.
10%
CA$16.65
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CA$21.11
90%
CA$27.70
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Hourly Rate
C$17 - C$28
Bonus
C$151 - C$2,012
Profit Sharing
C$320 - C$3,500
Total Pay
C$34,348 - C$58,019
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What Do Dental Assistants Do?

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

Job Satisfaction for Dental Assistant

3.8 out of 5
(196)
Highly Satisfied
200Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Dental Assistant are from the companies Dental Group Ltd, Altima Dental and Dr. B. Reported salaries are highest at Dental Group Ltd where the average pay is C$25.91. Altima Dental pays the lowest at around C$20.00.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Assistants?

Skills in Radiology, Instrument Control, Oral Surgery, Customer Service and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 C$18.55 based on 120 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$19.76 based on 783 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$21.75 based on 403 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$22.67 based on 462 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$25.
Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 30.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (20.9% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mississauga, Ontario (10.0% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (4.3% less) and London, Ontario (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,030 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
38.6%
Mid Career
19.9%
Experienced
22.8%
Late Career
12.9%

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