Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills take home approximately $15.61 per hour on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $3K and $3K, respectively — total cash payment to Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills can bottom out near $24K or peak near $45K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Work is enjoyable for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third receive medical and dental insurance and approximately one in six get vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,540 - $48,175
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$48K
MEDIAN: $32,996
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$11.57 - $21.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,540 - $48,175  
   
Bonus
$203.01 - $3,481  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $3,064  
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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$24,162 - $44,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $21.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$14.91 - $29.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$203.01 - $3,481  
   
Commission
$2,200  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $3,064  
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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$24,162 - $44,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,788
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Aspen Dental, Dental Group Ltd, Heartland Dental Care, Family Dental Care, and Smile Brands Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills. Those at Heartland Dental Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $42K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Dr. B, Family Dental Care, and Comfort Dental, where Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills typically earn around $38K, $37K, or $35K, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Western Dental Services, Inc. ($25K), Affordable Dentures-PC ($28K), and Aspen Dental ($28K).

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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


Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills see a median salary of $37K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $40K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,877

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Home to some of the best pay for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+16 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), Vancouver (+6 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Cleveland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (6 percent less) and Austin (4 percent less).

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 477 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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