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Dental Assistant Salary with Oral Surgery skills

Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills pull down an average of $15.61 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills stretch from $24K on the lower end to $45K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $2K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and tenure are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to around two in five, and more than two-fifths earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,945 - $47,443
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,896
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$11.55 - $21.11
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,945 - $47,443  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,001  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $4,600  
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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$24,079 - $44,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $21.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,001  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $4,600  
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).
)
$24,079 - $44,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,097

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills


Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills flock to Family Dental, Aspen Dental, Family Dental Care, Dr. B, and Comfort Dental, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills flock to Dr. B for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $38K lead the pack in compensation. Other big spenders include Family Dental Care, Family Dental, and Affordable Dentures-PC, top-paying firms where Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills see paychecks nearing $37K, $35K, or $30K.

Also approaching the lower end are Aspen Dental at $29K, Dental Group Ltd at $30K, and Affordable Dentures-PC at $30K.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $34K. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $39K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, Portland offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+19 percent), Charlotte (+15 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (8 percent lower) and Orlando (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 513 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 37%
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