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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $34K. For Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $38K. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — a little more than half of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in three of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around a sixth.