Experienced Dental Assistant Salary

An average Experienced Dental Assistant can expect to take home roughly $17.53 per hour. Final cash compensation to Experienced Dental Assistants varies from around $28K to approximately $47K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $2K and $4K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over two-fifths collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Dental Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,503 - $45,674
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,595
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$13.76 - $22.39
(Median)
$14
$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,503 - $45,674  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,938  
Profit Sharing
$491.69 - $3,980  
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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$28,288 - $47,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $22.39  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.85  
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 - $1,938  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.69 - $3,980  
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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$28,288 - $47,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,415
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Dental Assistant


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Dental Group Ltd offers the most; Experienced Dental Assistants earn $39K on average there.

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $52K, Aspen Dental still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $31K, the lowest in the field.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Dental Assistants, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 26 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 (+8 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 11 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Detroit (10 percent lower) and San Antonio (6 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Dental Assistant Salaries

Periodontics
up arrow 6%

Dental assistant
up arrow 3%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

Orthodontics
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Radiology
0%

Instrument Control
0%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 505 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 40%
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