The average wage for a Dental Assistant is C$19.90 per hour. A skill in Office Administration is associated with high pay for this job.

C$25,272 - C$59,824
C$25K
C$40K
C$60K
MEDIAN: C$39,793
10%
50%
90%
C$15.29 - C$27.72
C$15
C$20
C$28
MEDIAN: C$20.14
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$59K
Salary C$25,272 - C$59,824
Bonus C$200.67 - C$3,091
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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C$31,398 - C$58,267
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72
Hourly Data C$0C$43
Hourly Rate C$15.29 - C$27.72
Hourly Tips C$0.38
Overtime C$17.45 - C$43.34
Annual Data C$0C$58K
Bonus C$200.67 - C$3,091
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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C$31,398 - C$58,267
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,047

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 580 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 279 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$46,000 based on 222 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 121 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$41,988

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

Dental Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant?

Dental Assistant in Winnipeg:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Helping people regain there smile and feeling confident again.
Cons: Dealing with insurance- stressful at times.

Dental Assistant in Timmins:
"Stressful at times."
Pros: It's very rewarding to finish on time and see results.
Cons: Working for difficult dentists.

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

▲19%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
C$42,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
▲15%

implants
▲7%

Prosthodontics
▲5%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
C$42,000

Oral Surgery
▼1%

Assist Dentist
▼1%

Pediatrics
▼1%

▼2%

Pedodontics
▼3%

Patient Education
▼6%

Order Inventory
▼11%

Dental assistant
▼13%

Generalist Duties
▼13%

General Dentistry
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 49%
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