C$38,877
Avg. Salary
C$20.18
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$519

Profit Sharing

C$800

The average pay for a Dental Assistant is C$20.18 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Assistant is C$38,877 per year.

$15
10%
$20
50%
$27
90%
MEDIAN $20
$25k
10%
$39k
50%
$57k
90%
MEDIAN $38,877
C$24,688 - C$57,326
C$25K
C$39K
C$57K
MEDIAN: C$38,877
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50%
90%
C$15.46 - C$27.10
C$15
C$20
C$27
MEDIAN: C$20.18
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$57K
Salary C$24,688 - C$57,326
Bonus C$202 - C$2,003
Profit Sharing C$800
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$31,774 - C$56,788
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 130
Hourly Data C$0C$43
Hourly Rate C$15.46 - C$27.10
Hourly Tips C$0.42
Overtime C$16.50 - C$43.74
Annual Data C$0C$56K
Bonus C$202 - C$2,003
Profit Sharing C$800
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$31,774 - C$56,788
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,941

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 Pay By Employer

$0$52K

Aspen Dental
93 profiles
$27,740

Dental Group Ltd
69 profiles
$35,054

Family Dental
57 profiles
$31,304

$31,763

DDS Inc.
32 profiles
$32,084

$33,707

Dr. B
31 profiles
$37,937

Pediatric Dental
31 profiles
$29,789

Gentle Dental
30 profiles
$31,505

Kool Smiles Pc.
24 profiles
$26,746

Common Career Paths for Dental Assistant


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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant

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$41,993

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

Dental Assistant Advice

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

Dental Assistant in Newcastle:
"Very Under paid."
Look for a good employer and Make sure they pay you accordingly

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.

Dental Assistant in Vancouver:
I'm getting below the average paid by my dentist without benefits, bonous , or over time !

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 220 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 54%