Median pay for Dental Assistants in Seattle lies in the neighborhood of $19.84 per hour. For the most part, Seattle Dental Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and one-half have dental coverage, about one in three claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,000 - $44,767
(Median)
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$43K
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MEDIAN: $42,544
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$13.41 - $25.15
(Median)
$13
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$42,544  
   
Bonus
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$27,715 - $52,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $25.15  
   
Overtime
$30.86  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,350  
   
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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$27,715 - $52,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
662,064
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
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $43K. Seattle Dental Assistants bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $51K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 6%


Oral Surgery
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Instrument Control
0%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Periodontics
up arrow 14%

Orthodontics
up arrow 20%

Spanish Language
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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