Dental Assistant in Seattle Salary

Average Dental Assistants in Seattle, Wash. make around $20.10 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and close to one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Seattle Dental Assistants is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,590 - $44,488
$42K
MEDIAN: $41,971
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$13.56 - $25.19
$14
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $20.10
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$41,971  
   
Bonus
$1,700  
Total Pay (?
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$28,106 - $52,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.56 - $25.19  
   
Overtime
$30.24  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$28,106 - $52,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 26 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

▲20%

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries


Office Administration
▲5%

▲4%

▲3%

▲2%



Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Periodontics
▼9%

Orthodontics
▼18%

Spanish Language
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 31%
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