A Dental Assistant in Indianapolis, Indiana earns an average wage of $15.16 per hour. A skill in Office Administration is associated with high pay for this job.

$10.77 - $20.19
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $20.19  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$22,567 - $42,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 11%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Instrument Control
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
0%

Oral Surgery
0%

Order Inventory
0%

Orthodontics
0%

National Average
$31,000

Radiology
up arrow 2%

Spanish Language
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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