The average pay for a Dental Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts is $17.76 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Oral Surgery and Periodontics.

$13.71 - $25.04
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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Hourly Rate
$13.71 - $25.04  
   
Overtime
$24.75  
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$28,897 - $51,963  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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
4.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Oral Surgery
up arrow 18%

Periodontics
up arrow 13%

Pediatrics
up arrow 8%

National Average
$39,000

Orthodontics
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Instrument Control
up arrow 10%

Patient Education
up arrow 10%

Radiology
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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