Experienced Dental Assistant Salary

The average Experienced Dental Assistant earns approximately $17.98 per hour. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K each, total incomes of Experienced Dental Assistants generally range from $29K to $49K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Over a third claim medical and dental insurance and roughly a seventh get vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,537 - $46,120
$24K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,168
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$14.33 - $23.53
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$0$49K
Salary $23,537 - $46,120
Bonus $247.98 - $3,026
Profit Sharing $493.16 - $3,130
Commission $1,750
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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$29,343 - $49,299
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 258
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.33 - $23.53
Overtime $16.79 - $36.20
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $247.98 - $3,026
Commission $1,750
Profit Sharing $493.16 - $3,130
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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$29,343 - $49,299
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,505

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Dental Group Ltd, Family Dental, Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Corporation, and DDS Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Experienced Dental Assistants. Experienced Dental Assistants seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at DDS Inc., where the average salary comes to $41K.

Aspen Dental is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $31K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $25K while workers on the upper end may rake in $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,387

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Experienced Dental Assistants will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Experienced Dental Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+10 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), and Colorado Springs (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Tulsa and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 444 votes.
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

endodontics
▲8%



Periodontics
▲2%

▲1%

▲1%

Radiology
▼0%

Patient Education
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$37,000




Coronal Polishing
▼3%

Bilingual
▼8%

Dental assistant
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 444 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 44%
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