Experienced Dental Assistant Salary

An average Experienced Dental Assistant can expect to take home roughly $18.01 per hour. In the world of Experienced Dental Assistants, total cash compensation can vary between $29K and $49K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $3K and $4K, respectively. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to more than a third, and nearly one-eighth earn vision coverage. Most Experienced Dental Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,389 - $45,280
$23K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,079
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$14.21 - $23.32
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MEDIAN: $18.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,389 - $45,280  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $3,070  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $3,915  
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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$29,123 - $48,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.21 - $23.32  
   
Overtime
$16.56 - $35.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$251.68 - $3,070  
   
Commission
$1,750  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $3,915  
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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$29,123 - $48,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,427
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Known for taking on a considerable number of Experienced Dental Assistants, Dental Group Ltd, Family Dental, Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Corporation, and DDS Inc. are leading firms in the industry. DDS Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $41K.

Although Aspen Dental hands out the lowest average salary in town at $31K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $25K or as much as $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,404

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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 New York (+10 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), and Colorado Springs (+8 percent). In Los Angeles, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Tulsa and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 364 votes.
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

endodontics
▲8%



Periodontics
▲2%

▲1%

▲1%

Radiology
▼0%

Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$37,000



▼1%


Coronal Polishing
▼3%

Bilingual
▼8%

Dental assistant
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 364 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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