Dental Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin Salary

A Dental Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin earns an average wage of $17.68 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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MEDIAN: $17.59
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$22,620 - $56,160  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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About Madison, Wisconsin

Dane County, Wisconsin
248,956
Male:
122,596 (49.2%)
Female:
126,360 (50.8%)
Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2015, Madison's estimated population of 248,951 made it the second largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 84th largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties. The Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area's 2010 population was 568,593. Madison is one of only 5 platinum level bike cities in the US. Madison's origins begin in 1829, when former federal judge James Duane Doty purchased over a thousand acres (4 km²) of swamp and forest land on the isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona, with the intention of building a city in the Four Lakes region. When the Wisconsin Territory was created in 1836 the territorial legislature convened in Belmont, Wisconsin....
Madison:
$57,690
Wisconsin:
$55,638
$981
Madison:
$222,800
Wisconsin:
$168,300
3.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 7 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Patient Education
▲5%

Customer Service
▲5%

Instrument Control
▲3%

Radiology
▲3%

Pediatrics
▲2%

National Average
$37,000

Oral Surgery
▼1%

Order Inventory
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 33%
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