The average rate for a Dental Assistant in Toronto, Ontario is C$19.59 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. 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. A skill in Orthodontics is associated with high pay for this job.

C$24,730 - C$50,684
C$25K
C$38K
C$51K
MEDIAN: C$37,973
10%
50%
90%
C$14.78 - C$23.10
C$15
C$19
C$23
MEDIAN: C$19.29
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$50K
Salary C$24,730 - C$50,684
Bonus C$151 - C$1,987
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$30,380 - C$48,680
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data C$0C$27
Hourly Rate C$14.78 - C$23.10
Hourly Tips C$0.33
Overtime C$26.53
Annual Data C$0C$48K
Bonus C$151 - C$1,987
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$30,380 - C$48,680
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 198

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$37,000 based on 46 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$41,000 based on 27 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$42,000 based on 25 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$43,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
C$40,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Orthodontics
▲13%

▲5%

National Average
C$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 63%