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Experienced Dental Assistant Salary

Median pay for Experienced Dental Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $17.44 per hour. Total incomes of Experienced Dental Assistants incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $2K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $28K and $47K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Over a third enjoy medical while just over two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in ten. For the most part, Experienced Dental Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,434 - $45,918
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,771
10%
50%
90%

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$13.72 - $22.36
(Median)
$14
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,434 - $45,918  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,758  
Profit Sharing
$490.16 - $3,945  
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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$28,240 - $47,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $22.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,758  
   
Profit Sharing
$490.16 - $3,945  
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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$28,240 - $47,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,277

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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Dental Assistant


Dental Group Ltd offers the largest salaries in town — $42K on average.

Aspen Dental seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $31K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $25K and $52K.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Dental Assistants, 25 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Dental Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+14 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Denver (+8 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cleveland. Employers in St. Louis and Tulsa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Dental Assistant Salaries

Periodontics
up arrow 5%

Dental assistant
up arrow 3%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Orthodontics
up arrow 1%

Radiology
0%

Instrument Control
0%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$36,000

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 504 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 40%
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