Dental Assistant in Seattle Salary

Pay for Dental Assistants in Seattle sits in the ballpark of $18.45 per hour. Job satisfaction for Seattle Dental Assistants is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two in five lack any form of coverage — but slightly less than one-half have medical insurance, and half have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$20,803 - $45,675
(Median)
$21K
$41K
$46K
MEDIAN: $40,774
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$13.41 - $23.80
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,803 - $45,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$27,963 - $49,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $23.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.75  
Overtime
$20.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$27,963 - $49,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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. For Seattle Dental Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. Dental Assistants in Seattle who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $45K.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 16%


National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 12%


Oral Surgery
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$39,000

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Instrument Control
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 8%


Periodontics
up arrow 15%

Spanish Language
up arrow 15%

Orthodontics
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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