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Dental Assistant Salary in Seattle

For Seattle Dental Assistants, hourly average wages total $18.33 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, approximately one-half report medical coverage and roughly one-half claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13.93 - $23.78
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $23.78  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $26.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
   
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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$28,924 - $49,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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 $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dental Assistants in Seattle make a median salary of $45K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 17%


National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 11%


Oral Surgery
0%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$38,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Instrument Control
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Radiology
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 36%