Dental Assistant Salary in Australia

AU$68,600
per year
per hour
AU$47.90
per hour
per year

Dental Assistant - Average Salary

The average salary for an Dental Assistant is AU$68,600 per year (AU$47.90 per hour), which is AU$3,240 (+5%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
An Dental Assistant can expect an average starting salary of AU$45,300. The highest salaries can exceed AU$100,000.
AU$45,300
Low
AU$68,600
Average
AU$100,000
High
AU$29.20
Low
AU$47.90
Average
AU$60
High

Dental Assistant Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$45,300
Average
AU$68,600
Senior
AU$81,600
High
AU$100,000
Low
AU$29.20
Average
AU$47.90
Senior
AU$56.50
High
AU$60
Among dental assistants, Trainee Dental Assistants tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Dental Assistants enjoy the highest salaries.

Dental Assistant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Dental AssistantAU$82K/year
+19% 
Trainee Dental AssistantAU$45K/year
 -34%

Dental Assistant - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Dental Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,300. A mid career Dental Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$66,200, while a senior Dental Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$81,400. Dental Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$89,800 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Dental Assistant

Late Career▲ +31%
Senior▲ +19%
Average SalaryAU$68,600/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -34%

Gender Breakdown

Female
88%
Male
12%

Dental Assistant - Jobs by Location

Dental Assistant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Dental Assistant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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