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Dental Assistant Salary with Oral Surgery skills

Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills pull down an average of $15.65 per hour. Total cash compensation to Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills approaches anywhere from $24K on the lower end to $45K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $2K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. While the specific employer and tenure impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over two-fifths collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,247 - $46,743
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,759
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90%

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$11.61 - $21.16
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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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
$22,247 - $46,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,994  
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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$24,199 - $45,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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
$11.61 - $21.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.68  
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 - $1,994  
   
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).
)
$24,199 - $45,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,976

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills


Many Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills can be found at Family Dental, Aspen Dental, Family Dental Care, Dr. B, and Comfort Dental, firms that are at the top of the field. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Dr. B offers the most; Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills earn $38K on average there. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills can also look forward to large paychecks at Family Dental Care ($37K), Family Dental ($35K), and Affordable Dentures-PC ($30K).

Aspen Dental, Dental Group Ltd and Affordable Dentures-PC are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $29K, $30K, and $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.


For Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $37K in this role. 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.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

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 512 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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