A Dental Assistant earns an average salary of R82,503 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

R40,690 - R141,298
R41K
R84K
R140K
MEDIAN: R83,589
10%
50%
90%
R43.85 - R78.61
R46
MEDIAN: R45.85
50%
R0R147K
Salary R40,690 - R141,298
Bonus R1,980 - R11,836
Profit Sharing R50,050
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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R41,470 - R147,275
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 192
Hourly Data R0R152
Hourly Rate R45.85
Overtime R18.74 - R152.05
Annual Data R0R147K
Bonus R1,980 - R11,836
Profit Sharing R50,050
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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R41,470 - R147,275
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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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 R70,000 based on 83 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 R86,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R100,000 based on 37 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 R120,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R84,938

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 Port Elizabeth:
"Prospects of a dental assistant."
Pros: People, opportunities, size.
Cons: Traffic too work, attitudes.

Dental Assistant in Pretoria:
"Great."
Pros: The people I meet.
Cons: Low wages.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲18%

▲1%

National Average
R85,000

▼17%

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 70%
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