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
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$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $23.20  
   
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1,400  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,429 - $47,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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About Raleigh, North Carolina

Wake County, North Carolina
451,949
Male:
219,184 (48.5%)
Female:
232,765 (51.5%)
Raleigh (/ˈrɑːli/; RAH-lee) is the capital of the state of North Carolina, the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles (370 km2). The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population as 451,066 as of July 1, 2015. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County. Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University and is part of the Research Triangle area, together with Durham (home of Duke University) and Chapel Hill (home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). The "Triangle" nickname originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located...
Raleigh:
$56,910
North Carolina:
$47,830
$970
Raleigh:
$226,500
North Carolina:
$160,100
3.4%

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%
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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%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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