Salary Dental Assistant

Our data for salaries for dental assistant has been updated the last time on 03-02-2022. On 03-02-2022 the average salary for a dental assistant was $ 4,393. The data on Jobsking.com has been composed by data analysts from millions of vacancies combined with own data.

The highest measured yearly salaries for dental assistant are $ 90,000 and the lowest are $ 13,000. The most common salaries for dental assistant are between $ 45,000 (25%) and $ 58,000 (75%) per year.

Converted to a monthly salary, this is a maximum of $ 7,494 and a minimum of $ 1,083 with the most common monthly salaries for dental assistant between $ 3,750 and $ 4,875 per month or $ 21 and $ 28 per hour.

 
The amount that you can earn depends on several factors. Which diplomas or certificates do you possess? How long have you been doing this work? How old are you? What does the CLA prescribe for your industry? Is your role steering or executive? With our salary calculator you can calculate what you could earn as a dental assistant.

Highest salary for dental assistant in regions and cities

We see a large discrepancy in the salaries for dental assistant based on regions and cities. Below the salaries for dental assistant are compared:

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

New South Wales – average salary $ 5,878

The top cities for dental assistant salaries in New South Wales are:

  1. Mosman $ 6,375 per month.
  2. Leichhardt $ 6,342 per month.
  3. Northern Beaches $ 6,113 per month.
  4. Chatswood $ 6,066 per month.
  5. Paddington $ 5,916 per month.
  6. Moorebank $ 5,833 per month.
  7. Surry Hills $ 5,633 per month.
  8. St Leonards $ 5,613 per month.
  9. Norwest Business Park $ 5,449 per month.
  10. Dubbo $ 5,445 per month.

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Northern Territory – average salary $ 4,853

The top cities for dental assistant salaries in Northern Territory are:

  1. Katherine $ 5,637 per month.
  2. Casuarina $ 4,880 per month.
  3. Parap $ 4,791 per month.
  4. Alice Springs $ 4,635 per month.
  5. Darwin $ 4,583 per month.
  6. East Arnhem Shire $ 3,184 per month.
  7. Yirrkala $ 2,945 per month.
  8. Perth $ 2,826 per month.
  9. Nhulunbuy $ 2,709 per month.
  10. Amoonguna $ 2,683 per month.

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Queensland – average salary $ 5,431

The top cities for dental assistant salaries in Queensland are:

  1. Coomera $ 6,041 per month.
  2. Darwin $ 5,833 per month.
  3. Brisbane Central Business District $ 5,546 per month.
  4. Buderim $ 5,422 per month.
  5. Kallangur $ 5,422 per month.
  6. Noosaville $ 5,421 per month.
  7. Scarborough $ 5,200 per month.
  8. Bardon $ 5,200 per month.
  9. Buddina $ 5,200 per month.
  10. Sunnybank Hills $ 5,026 per month.

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South Australia – average salary $ 5,044

The top cities for dental assistant salaries in South Australia are:

  1. Angle Park $ 7,429 per month.
  2. St Agnes $ 5,050 per month.
  3. Port Pirie $ 4,861 per month.
  4. North Adelaide $ 4,850 per month.
  5. West Lakes $ 4,831 per month.
  6. Greenacres $ 4,830 per month.
  7. Gilles Plains $ 4,784 per month.
  8. Torrens Park $ 4,637 per month.
  9. Birkenhead $ 4,583 per month.
  10. Enfield $ 4,583 per month.

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Tasmania – average salary $ 4,501

The top cities for dental assistant salaries in Tasmania are:

  1. New Town $ 5,118 per month.
  2. Launceston $ 5,001 per month.
  3. Burnie $ 5,001 per month.
  4. Risdon $ 3,346 per month.
  5. Strahan $ 3,233 per month.
  6. Hobart $ 2,916 per month.
  7. Port Arthur $ 2,807 per month.
  8. Queenstown $ 2,791 per month.
  9. Beaconsfield $ 2,787 per month.
  10. Flinders Island $ 2,759 per month.

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Victoria – average salary $ 5,496

The top cities for dental assistant salaries in Victoria are:

  1. North Melbourne $ 6,158 per month.
  2. Upper Ferntree Gully $ 5,893 per month.
  3. Sunshine $ 5,445 per month.
  4. Cobram $ 5,438 per month.
  5. Springvale $ 5,422 per month.
  6. Rosebud $ 5,416 per month.
  7. Camberwell $ 5,416 per month.
  8. Frankston $ 5,373 per month.
  9. Brunswick $ 5,200 per month.
  10. Malvern East $ 5,200 per month.

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Western Australia – average salary $ 4,452

The top cities for dental assistant salaries in Western Australia are:

  1. Kununurra $ 5,559 per month.
  2. Applecross $ 5,546 per month.
  3. Broome $ 5,476 per month.
  4. Boulder $ 5,476 per month.
  5. Wanneroo $ 4,869 per month.
  6. Byford $ 4,853 per month.
  7. Port Kennedy $ 4,848 per month.
  8. Butler $ 4,832 per month.
  9. Perth Central Business District $ 4,166 per month.
  10. Stirling $ 4,160 per month.

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Salary dental assistant per year, month and hour

If you prefer to look at the salaries for dental assistant based on year salaries or per hour, then you can compare those in the following chart with the monthly salaries and broken down by region.

Region Yearly salary Monthly salary Hourly salary
New South Wales $ 71,000 $ 5,878 $ 33.92
Northern Territory $ 58,000 $ 4,853 $ 27.1.0
Queensland $ 65,000 $ 5,431 $ 31.34
South Australia $ 61,000 $ 5,044 $ 29.1
Tasmania $ 54,000 $ 4,501 $ 25.97
Victoria $ 66,000 $ 5,496 $ 31.71
Western Australia $ 53,000 $ 4,452 $ 25.69

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More salaries for professions such as dental assistant

Compare the salary for dental assistant with other professions in the industry. Is the profession you are looking for not listed? Then use the search function at the top of the page to find your salary.

Job Title Yearly Salary Monthly Salary Weekly Salary Hourly Salary
Chairside Dental Assistant $ 56,000 $ 4,639 $ 1,070 $ 26.77
Trainee Dental Assistant $ 43,000 $ 3,564 $ 822 $ 20.56
Senior Dental Assistant $ 62,000 $ 5,204 $ 1,200 $ 30.02
Orthodontic Dental Assistant $ 35,000 $ 2,916 $ 673 $ 16.83
Casual Dental Assistant $ 50,000 $ 4,137 $ 954 $ 23.87
Dental Technician $ 65,000 $ 5,375 $ 1,240 $ 31.01
Dental Administrator $ 60,000 $ 5,000 $ 1,153 $ 28.85
Orthodontic Assistant $ 50,000 $ 4,166 $ 961 $ 24.04
Dental Receptionist $ 55,000 $ 4,604 $ 1,062 $ 26.56
Dental Specialist $ 173,000 $ 14,390 $ 3,320 $ 83.02
Dental Nurse $ 51,000 $ 4,261 $ 983 $ 24.58
Trainee Dental Nurse $ 51,000 $ 4,224 $ 974 $ 24.37
Dental Officer $ 86,000 $ 7,162 $ 1,652 $ 41.32
Dental Hygienist $ 82,000 $ 6,832 $ 1,576 $ 39.42
Dental Treatment Coordinator $ 55,000 $ 4,583 $ 1,057 $ 26.44
Dental Practice Manager $ 65,000 $ 5,429 $ 1,252 $ 31.32
Qualified Dental Nurse $ 62,000 $ 5,161 $ 1,191 $ 29.78
Dental Surgeon $ 156,000 $ 12,972 $ 2,993 $ 74.84
Care Assistant $ 40,000 $ 3,348 $ 772 $ 19.32
Dental Lab Technician $ 55,000 $ 4,583 $ 1,057 $ 26.44
Dental Front Office Coordinator $ 50,000 $ 4,166 $ 961 $ 24.04
Chiropractic Assistant $ 47,000 $ 3,894 $ 898 $ 22.47
Nursing Assistant $ 54,000 $ 4,469 $ 1,031 $ 25.79
Hospital Assistant $ 52,000 $ 4,357 $ 1,005 $ 25.14
Assistant $ 70,000 $ 5,801 $ 1,338 $ 33.47
Nurse Assistant $ 68,000 $ 5,636 $ 1,300 $ 32.52
Clinical Assistant $ 50,000 $ 4,128 $ 952 $ 23.82
Education Assistant $ 53,000 $ 4,447 $ 1,026 $ 25.66
Pharmacy Assistant $ 47,000 $ 3,957 $ 913 $ 22.83
General Assistant $ 45,000 $ 3,747 $ 864 $ 21.62
Therapy Assistant $ 53,000 $ 4,421 $ 1,020 $ 25.51
Laboratory Assistant $ 53,000 $ 4,428 $ 1,021 $ 25.55
Assistant in Nursing $ 50,000 $ 4,191 $ 967 $ 24.18
Rehabilitation Assistant $ 53,000 $ 4,396 $ 1,014 $ 25.36
Vet Assistant $ 67,000 $ 5,586 $ 1,289 $ 32.23
Office Assistant $ 50,000 $ 4,207 $ 970 $ 24.27
Cost Assistant $ 88,000 $ 7,297 $ 1,684 $ 42.1
Physiotherapy Assistant $ 64,000 $ 5,311 $ 1,225 $ 30.64
Graduate Assistant $ 48,000 $ 3,958 $ 913 $ 22.84
Personal Assistant $ 70,000 $ 5,865 $ 1,353 $ 33.84
Practice Assistant $ 65,000 $ 5,376 $ 1,240 $ 31.02
Maintenance Assistant $ 54,000 $ 4,483 $ 1,034 $ 25.87
Assistant Principal $ 137,000 $ 11,438 $ 2,639 $ 65.99
Research Assistant $ 77,000 $ 6,376 $ 1,471 $ 36.79
Assistant Accountant $ 69,000 $ 5,743 $ 1,325 $ 33.13
Teaching Assistant $ 65,000 $ 5,408 $ 1,248 $ 31.2
Engineering Assistant $ 63,000 $ 5,210 $ 1,202 $ 30.06
Finance Assistant $ 59,000 $ 4,943 $ 1,140 $ 28.52
Program Assistant $ 59,000 $ 4,930 $ 1,137 $ 28.44
Purchasing Assistant $ 62,000 $ 5,199 $ 1,199 $ 29.1.0
Financial Assistant $ 58,000 $ 4,791 $ 1,105 $ 27.64
Salon Assistant $ 50,000 $ 4,147 $ 957 $ 23.93
Assistant Educator $ 51,000 $ 4,222 $ 974 $ 24.36
Administrative Assistant $ 56,000 $ 4,700 $ 1,084 $ 27.12
Assistant Teacher $ 60,000 $ 5,034 $ 1,161 $ 29.05
Assistant Professor $ 115,000 $ 9,583 $ 2,211 $ 55.29
Ophthalmic Assistant $ 56,000 $ 4,661 $ 1,075 $ 26.89
Dental Officer Level 2 $ 128,000 $ 10,652 $ 2,458 $ 61.46
Broker Assistant $ 59,000 $ 4,893 $ 1,129 $ 28.23
Shop Assistant $ 41,000 $ 3,448 $ 795 $ 19.9
Assistant Coordinator $ 59,000 $ 4,901 $ 1,131 $ 28.28
Development Assistant $ 65,000 $ 5,416 $ 1,250 $ 31.25
Manufacturing Assistant $ 47,000 $ 3,900 $ 900 $ 22.5

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