A Dental Assistant in Raleigh, North Carolina earns an average wage of $18.00 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. A skill in Periodontics is associated with high pay for this job.

$11.95 - $23.20
(Median)
$12
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $23.20  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1,400  
   
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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$24,429 - $47,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Periodontics
up arrow 12%

Pediatrics
up arrow 9%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 9%

Patient Education
up arrow 8%

Instrument Control
up arrow 7%

Radiology
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Order Inventory
up arrow 5%

National Average
$36,000

Office Administration
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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