Entry-Level Dental Assistant Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Dental Assistant earns an average wage of $12.89 per hour.
Entry-Level Dental Assistant Total Pay (?
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$17,516 - $39,667
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $27,375
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Entry-Level Dental Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.74 - $16.82
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,516 - $39,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,166  
Profit Sharing
$20.35 - $4,600  
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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$20,272 - $35,984  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,017
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $16.82  
   
Overtime
$5.04 - $25.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,166  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.35 - $4,600  
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).
)
$20,272 - $35,984  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,017
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Pay Difference By Location

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Dental Assistant Salaries

Periodontics
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Office Administration
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Orthodontics
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Radiology
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Patient Education
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Instrument Control
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Customer Service
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Pediatrics
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Dental assistant
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National Average
$27,000
endodontics
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Gender

Female
94%
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Male
6%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 43%
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