The average pay for a Dental Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts is $17.77 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Office Administration, Oral Surgery, and Periodontics.

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MEDIAN: $17.77
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Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $25.42  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
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$1,250  
   
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$29,994 - $52,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 34%

Periodontics
up arrow 16%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 16%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

National Average
$38,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 3%

Orthodontics
up arrow 3%

Instrument Control
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Radiology
up arrow 6%

Patient Education
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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