The average rate for a Dental Assistant in Calgary, Alberta is C$25.11 per hour.

C$40,000 - C$67,000
C$58K
MEDIAN: C$58,060
50%
C$19.47 - C$32.24
C$19
C$25
C$32
MEDIAN: C$25.25
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$68K
Salary C$58,060
Bonus C$983
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$40,278 - C$68,149
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data C$0C$32
Hourly Rate C$19.47 - C$32.24
Hourly Tips C$0.75
Overtime C$29.00
Annual Data C$0C$68K
Bonus C$983
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$40,278 - C$68,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

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.

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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$49,000 based on 29 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$59,000 based on 11 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$61,000 based on 12 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$69,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
C$53,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Oral Surgery
▲1%

National Average
C$53,000

Orthodontics
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 35%