For Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, hourly average wages total $15.69 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills vary widely between $24K and $45K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $3K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Over a third receive medical and dental insurance and about a sixth get vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,264 - $47,582
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$48K
MEDIAN: $32,998
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,264 - $47,582  
   
Bonus
$205.61 - $3,063  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $3,109  
Commission
$2,200  
Total Pay (?
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$24,179 - $44,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $21.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.22  
Overtime
$14.54 - $30.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$205.61 - $3,063  
   
Commission
$2,200  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $3,109  
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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$24,179 - $44,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,926

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Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills fill the offices of leading firms Aspen Dental, Dental Group Ltd, Heartland Dental Care, Family Dental Care, and Comfort Dental. Heartland Dental Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $42K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Dr. B at $38K, Family Dental Care at $37K, and Comfort Dental, where Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills annually earn $35K.

Employees at Greenberg Dental, Western Dental Services, Inc., and DDS Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $25K, $25K, and $28K.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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


Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills make a median salary of $38K. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $40K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,057

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+20 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), Orlando (+6 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and San Antonio (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 528 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries



Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 528 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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