Dental Assistant Salary with Oral Surgery skills (United States)

Salaries for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills sit in the ballpark of $15.63 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $11.56 per hour and does not exceed $21.08. Overall cash income ranges from $21,993 near the bottom to $46,777) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $1,929 from bonuses and $4,894 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career length and the particular employer. 41 percent enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and 15 percent get vision benefits. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills who claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills Salary (?
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$21,993 - $46,777
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,719
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Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills Salary (?
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$11.56 - $21.08
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,993 - $46,777  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,929  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $4,894  
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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$24,132 - $45,165  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $21.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.69  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,929  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $4,894  
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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$24,132 - $45,165  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,482
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Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills

Family Dental Care leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $36,648.
The pay scale is far from balanced at Aspen Dental. While salaries on one end can reach $51,289, the company's median pay sits at $29,024, the lowest in the field. Also approaching the lower end are Family Dental at $34,775 and Family Dental Care at $36,648.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Starting out, salaries fall in the $29K range but grow to $34K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $37K after one to two decades. As Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $38K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

Portland
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Charlotte
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Seattle
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Denver
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New York
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Cincinnati
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Jacksonville
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Atlanta
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National Average
$33,000
Chicago
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Las Vegas
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Austin
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Orlando
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Phoenix
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San Antonio
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For Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, working in the bustling city of Portland has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Charlotte, Seattle, Denver, and New York, where Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills typically earn around 15 percent, 14 percent, 14 percent, and 12 percent more than usual. Location significantly influences compensation, with San Antonio Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills earning much less—22 percent less—than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (-6 percent) and Orlando (-5 percent).

Experience Affects Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills Salaries

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

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 36%
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