Dental Assistant Salary in Seattle

Median pay for Dental Assistants in Seattle, Wash. is around $18.68 per hour. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, nearly one-half report medical coverage and approximately half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,803 - $44,763
(Median)
$21K
$41K
$45K
MEDIAN: $40,662
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$13.94 - $23.73
(Median)
$14
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,803 - $44,763  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
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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$29,087 - $49,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $23.73  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $32.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
   
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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$29,087 - $49,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant in Seattle, Washington

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $41K. Dental Assistants in Seattle who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $45K.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 16%

Order Inventory
up arrow 4%

Oral Surgery
0%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Instrument Control
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 9%

up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 35%
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