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Dental Assistant Salary in Seattle

For Dental Assistants in Seattle, hourly average wages total $18.17 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Seattle Dental Assistants. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by nearly one-half and dental insurance is reported by approximately half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$13.98 - $23.58
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.98 - $23.58  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $26.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$29,023 - $49,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. On average, Seattle Dental Assistants make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Dental Assistants in Seattle who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Experience Affects Dental Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 18%


National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Order Inventory
up arrow 8%

Office Administration
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Oral Surgery
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Instrument Control
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Radiology
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 33%