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Experienced Dental Assistant Salary

The average Experienced Dental Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $17.31 per hour. Total cash compensation to Experienced Dental Assistants bottoms out near $28K and approaches $47K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $2K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and just over two-fifths earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$21,948 - $45,067
(Median)
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45K
MEDIAN: $33,508
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$13.57 - $22.13
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,948 - $45,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,558  
Profit Sharing
$490.35 - $3,854  
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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$27,867 - $46,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $22.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.23  
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 - $1,558  
   
Profit Sharing
$490.35 - $3,854  
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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$27,867 - $46,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,965
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Dental Assistant


Aspen Dental offers the smallest salaries in town — $31K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $25K to $52K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+15 percent), Houston (+13 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). In Cleveland, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Tulsa and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Skills That Affect Experienced Dental Assistant Salaries

Periodontics
up arrow 5%

Dental assistant
up arrow 4%

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 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 451 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 39%