A Dental Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia earns an average wage of $15.56 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Office Administration and Periodontics.

$20,713 - $50,684
(Median)
$21K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,318
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$10.91 - $19.89
(Median)
$11
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,713 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$22,621 - $42,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $19.89  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$22,621 - $42,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 13%

Periodontics
up arrow 12%



Pediatrics
up arrow 7%


Instrument Control
up arrow 4%

Patient Education
up arrow 4%

Orthodontics
up arrow 3%

National Average
$33,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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