Average Dental Assistant Salary / Wages
Salary and wage information for dental assistants is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) is 423211 for dental assistants.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are dental assistant, dental chairside assistant and dental nurse.
This occupation is currently not on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List.
The average Australian weekly full-time ordinary earnings across all occupations in mid-2018 were $1,586, giving an annual income of approximately $82,472. This was 2.6% higher than in mid-2017.*
Dental assistants in 2018 typically earn between $22 and $30 per hour.
Dental Assistant Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Dental Assistant||40,000 – 70,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Dental Assistant and Dental Receptionist||$22 to $25 per hour||Wollongong, New South Wales|
|Trainee Dental Assistant||$15 to $20 per hour||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Qualified Dental Assistant with outstanding Service||$25 – $29 per hour||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Senior Dental Assistant||61,000 – 67,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Dental Assistant / Receptionist||45,000 – 60,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Dental Assistant / Receptionist||50,000 negotiable||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Dental Chairside Assistant||$25 – $28 per hour||Canberra, ACT|
|Part Time Dental Assistant||$20 – $29 per hour||Perth, Western Australia|
|Dental Receptionist/ Assistant||$22 – $28 per hour||Perth, Western Australia|
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