For Dental Assistants in Seattle, Wash., hourly average wages total $19.85 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by approximately one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,590 - $44,488
$42K
MEDIAN: $41,971
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$13.44 - $25.22
$13
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $19.85
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$41,971  
   
Bonus
$1,700  
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$27,841 - $52,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $25.22  
   
Overtime
$26.12  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,700  
   
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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$27,841 - $52,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $36K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $42K. Seattle Dental Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $50K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries


Office Administration
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National Average
$42,000

Periodontics
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Orthodontics
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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