Dental Assistant in Tacoma Salary

The average rate for a Dental Assistant in Tacoma, Washington is $17.29 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Periodontics, Pediatrics, Order Inventory, Orthodontics, and Instrument Control.

$14.14 - $22.24
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$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.97
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Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $14.14 - $22.24
Overtime $27.05
Annual Data $0$46K
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$28,500 - $46,849
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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About Tacoma, Washington

Pierce County, Washington
207,950
Male:
100,914 (48.5%)
Female:
107,036 (51.5%)
Tacoma (/təˈkoʊmə/, US dict: tə·kō′·mə) is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles (51 km) southwest of Seattle, 31 miles (50 km) northeast of the state capital, Olympia, and 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Mount Rainier National Park. The population was 198,397, according to the 2010 census. Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. Tacoma also serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region, which has a population of around 1 million people. Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier, originally called Takhoma or Tahoma. It is locally known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. The decision of the railroad was influenced...
Tacoma:
$52,437
Washington:
$64,129
$987
Tacoma:
$218,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.9%

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 10 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

▲12%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Periodontics
▲20%

Order Inventory
▲12%

Pediatrics
▲12%

Orthodontics
▲10%

Instrument Control
▲9%

Patient Education
▲4%

Oral Surgery
▲4%

Customer Service
▲1%

National Average
$37,000

Radiology
▼5%

Office Administration
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 29%
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