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Dental Assistant Salary in Seattle

Pay for Dental Assistants in Seattle, Wash. sits in the ballpark of $18.61 per hour. For the most part, Seattle Dental Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — roughly one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by over one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$14.02 - $23.79
(Median)
$14
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.02 - $23.79  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $32.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$29,210 - $49,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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 beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $41K. Dental Assistants in Seattle, Wash. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 14%


National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 9%


Oral Surgery
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Instrument Control
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
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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
33%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 34%
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