Earnings for Dental Assistants in Orlando come in at around $15.02 per hour on average. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in three collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Orlando Dental Assistants. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11.44 - $22.16
MEDIAN: $15.00

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$23,760 - $46,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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About Orlando, Florida

Orange County, Florida
130,940 (48.3%)
139,977 (51.7%)
Orlando (/ɔːrˈlændoʊ/) is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County. Located in Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, which had a population of 2,387,138, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in March 2016, making it the 24th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States, and the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida. As of July 1, 2014, Orlando had an estimated city-proper population of 262,372, making it the 73rd-largest city in the United States, the fourth-largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city. The City of Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful," and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as "The Theme Park Capital of the World" and in 2014 its tourist attractions and events drew more than 62 million visitors. The...

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $28K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. Dental Assistants in Orlando, Fla. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Dental Assistants in Orlando who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $43K on average.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

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Instrument Control

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Patient Education
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


96 %
4 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 43%