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Experienced Dental Assistant Salary

Pay for Experienced Dental Assistants sits in the ballpark of $17.42 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. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than a third enjoy medical while more than two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-tenth. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Dental Assistants. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,309 - $45,501
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,542
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50%
90%

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$13.68 - $22.31
(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
$22,309 - $45,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,741  
Profit Sharing
$487.67 - $3,878  
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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$28,101 - $47,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $22.31  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.98  
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 - $1,741  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.67 - $3,878  
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).
)
$28,101 - $47,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,184

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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Dental Assistant


Dental Group Ltd attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $42K.

Offering a median salary of only $31K, Aspen Dental pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $25K to $52K is pretty narrow, too.

Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Dental Assistants, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Dental Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+14 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Philadelphia (+11 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). Tulsa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (5 percent less) and San Antonio (4 percent less).

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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 2%

Orthodontics
up arrow 1%

Radiology
0%

Instrument Control
0%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$36,000

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 501 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%