Experienced Dental Assistant Salary

Experienced Dental Assistants take home approximately $17.55 per hour on average. Total cash earnings of Experienced Dental Assistants range from $28K on the low end to $47K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $2K and $4K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Experienced Dental Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in three enjoy medical while just over two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one in ten. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$22,873 - $45,735

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$13.80 - $22.44

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,873 - $45,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,947  
Profit Sharing
$490.16 - $3,993  
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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$28,384 - $47,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $22.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,947  
   
Profit Sharing
$490.16 - $3,993  
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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$28,384 - $47,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,466
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Dental Assistant


Experienced Dental Assistants seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Dental Group Ltd, where the average salary comes to $39K.

Offering only $31K on average, Aspen Dental seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $25K on the lower end and $52K on the higher end.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Dental Assistants, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Experienced Dental Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+13 percent), Phoenix (+9 percent), Denver (+7 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). St. Louis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tulsa (6 percent less) and San Antonio (5 percent less).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Dental Assistant Salaries

Periodontics
up arrow 6%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

Dental assistant
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Orthodontics
up arrow 1%

Radiology
0%

Instrument Control
0%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 509 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 40%
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