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Dental Assistant Salary with Oral Surgery skills (United States)

Earnings for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills typically come in at around $15.63 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. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly two in five, and a little less than one-half earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills Salary (?
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$21,993 - $46,777
(Median)
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47K
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  
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 (?
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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  
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

Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Family Dental Care, where typical salaries come to $37K.
Aspen Dental offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $29K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $25K and $51K. Also approaching the lower end is Family Dental.

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. 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.

Pay Difference By Location

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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. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Charlotte, Seattle, Denver, and New York, top-paying markets where Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills rake in more than the national norm (+15 percent, +14 percent, +14 percent, and +12 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Dental Assistant's salary, with San Antonio Dental Assistants with Oral Surgery skills earning salaries that are 22 percent less than the national average. Phoenix and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant with Oral Surgery skills Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 437 votes.

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%