Earnings for Dental Assistants with Order Inventory skills come in at around $16.21 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Dental Assistants with Order Inventory skills bottoms out near $24K and approaches $45K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. In this profession, nearly one in three enjoy medical and dental coverage, and approximately one in eight have vision insurance, as well. Most Dental Assistants with Order Inventory skills report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,782 - $46,421
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$46K
MEDIAN: $31,532
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$11.85 - $21.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,782 - $46,421  
   
Bonus
$205.42 - $2,893  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $3,535  
Commission
$1,950  
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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$24,496 - $45,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $21.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.90 - $30.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$205.42 - $2,893  
   
Commission
$1,950  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $3,535  
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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$24,496 - $45,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,968
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Many Dental Assistants with Order Inventory skills can be found at Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Care, Dental Group Ltd, Family Dental Care, and Family Dental, firms that are at the top of the field. DDS Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $38K. Dr. B, Great Expressions Dental Centers, and Family Dental are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Dental Assistants with Order Inventory skills earning around $38K, $38K, or $37K at each firm, respectively.

Aspen Dental offers the least pay with a median salary of $27K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $36K. Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, Pediatric Dental, and Bright Now! Dental Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($29K, $29K, and $31K respectively).

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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


For Dental Assistants with Order Inventory skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $29K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $34K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dental Assistants with Order Inventory skills make a median salary of $38K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $41K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,914

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Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Dental Assistants with Order Inventory skills in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Dental Assistants with Order Inventory skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+19 percent), Austin (+14 percent), Salem (+10 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Employers in Pittsburgh and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 597 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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