A Dental Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin earns an average wage of $17.79 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

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$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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$24,774 - $55,392  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Instrument Control
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Radiology
0%

National Average
$37,000

Oral Surgery
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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