Dental Assistant Salary with Oral Surgery skills

For Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, hourly average wages total $15.58 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $2K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills spread between $24K and $45K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the company and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly two in five, and more than two-fifths earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,855 - $46,431

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$11.45 - $20.95

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,855 - $46,431  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $4,569  
Total Pay (?
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$23,950 - $44,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $20.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $4,569  
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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$23,950 - $44,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,375
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Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills include Family Dental, Aspen Dental, Comfort Dental, Family Dental Care, and Dr. B. Dr. B leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $38K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Family Dental Care, Family Dental, and Dental Group Ltd, top-paying firms where Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills rake in a decent $37K, $35K, or $33K, respectively.

For Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, below-average salaries can be found at Comfort Dental; in fact, average earnings are around $27K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($20K versus $49K) is great. Aspen Dental, Affordable Dentures-PC, and Dental Group Ltd are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($29K, $30K, and $33K respectively).

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $29K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $34K. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. 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


Portland offers some of the highest pay in the country for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, 30 percent above the national average. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+19 percent), Charlotte (+15 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. Employers in Austin and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 522 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 38%
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