Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery Skills Salary

Median pay for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills lies in the neighborhood of $15.75 per hour. Overall cash earnings of Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills stretch from $24K near the bottom to $45K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $3K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and tenure are influential factors as well. Over a third have medical and dental plans, and nearly one-sixth have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$19,338 - $47,037
$19K
$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,728
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$11.64 - $21.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,338 - $47,037  
   
Bonus
$209.26 - $3,041  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $2,990  
Commission
$2,200  
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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$24,295 - $44,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $21.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.22  
Overtime
$14.50 - $30.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$209.26 - $3,041  
   
Commission
$2,200  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $2,990  
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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$24,295 - $44,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,876

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Dental Group Ltd, Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Care, Family Dental Care, and Family Dental are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills flock to Heartland Dental Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $42K lead the pack in compensation. Also paying near the top of the field are Dr. B at $37K, Family Dental Care at $37K, and Comfort Dental, where Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills annually earn $35K.

Also approaching the lower end are Greenberg Dental at $25K, Western Dental Services, Inc. at $25K, and DDS Inc. at $27K.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 1,437 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 856 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 818 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 434 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,161

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, 30 percent higher than the national average. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+19 percent), Austin (+15 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), and New York (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers in Tucson and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 536 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲13%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$33,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 536 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 48%