Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery Skills Salary

Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills take home approximately $15.54 per hour on average. Total cash compensation for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills runs from $24K to $45K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $2K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. While tenure and location impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. About two-fifths get medical and dental insurance, and around one in six get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$21,238 - $46,007
(Median)
$21K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,342
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$11.49 - $20.93
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$11
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,238 - $46,007  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,059  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,300  
Commission
$550  
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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$23,975 - $44,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $20.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01  
Overtime
$1.80 - $30.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,059  
   
Commission
$550  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,300  
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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$23,975 - $44,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,107
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Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills fill the offices of leading firms Aspen Dental, Family Dental, Comfort Dental, Dr. B, and Dental Group Ltd. Although Dr. B boasts the highest average salary in town at $38K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $17K or as much as $48K. Also paying near the top of the field are Family Dental Care at $37K, Dental Group Ltd at $35K, and Family Dental, where Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills annually earn $33K.

Employees at Comfort Dental, Aspen Dental, and Affordable Dentures-PC can also expect below-average earnings of $28K, $29K, and $30K.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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


For Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $29K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably 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 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 $39K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,782

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For those looking to make money, Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+15 percent), New York (+13 percent), Cincinnati (+4 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. Workers in Austin and Tampa earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 3 percent.

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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 636 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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