Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Starting out, salaries fall in the $29K range but grow to $34K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $37K after one to two decades. As Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $38K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.