Dental Assistant, Surgical Salary

The average pay for a Dental Assistant, Surgical is $16.65 per hour.
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$19,260 - $47,344
(Median)
$19K
$30K
$47K
MEDIAN: $30,241
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$12.37 - $22.47
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,260 - $47,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $3,250  
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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$25,976 - $47,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $22.47  
   
Overtime
$12.72 - $32.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $3,250  
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).
)
$25,976 - $47,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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Job Description for Dental Assistant, Surgical

Surgical dental assistants work alongside primary dentists who specialize in surgical procedures. These assistants help prepare patients for procedures and ensure that the area is organized and ready for the oral surgeon; many are also involved in creating x-rays and administering/monitoring anesthetics. Generally, they work with surgeons during these procedures and handle the documentation of surgical notes for patients' records.

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Dental Assistant, Surgical Tasks

  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital.
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Document treatment by charting in patient records.
  • Maintain patient's vital statistics and intravenous fluids during surgery.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant, Surgical

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Surgical Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant, Surgical Salaries

Oral Surgery
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Periodontics
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 43%
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