Dental Assistant Salary in Seattle

For Seattle Dental Assistants, hourly average wages total $18.61 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Dental Assistants in Seattle, Wash., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by approximately half and dental plans are enjoyed by about one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,947 - $45,530

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$13.79 - $23.72

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,947 - $45,530  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
Total Pay (?
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$28,819 - $49,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $23.72  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $32.05  
Local 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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$28,819 - $49,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $41K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Dental Assistants in Seattle, Wash. make $46K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $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%

National Average
$40,000

Oral Surgery
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Instrument Control
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 9%

up arrow 11%

Spanish Language
up arrow 15%

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
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 36%
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