A Mid-Career Dental Assistant earns an average wage of $16.19 per hour.

$18,917 - $47,041
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $31,826
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90%

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$12.59 - $20.66
(Median)
$13
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,917 - $47,041  
   
Bonus
$203.77 - $3,052  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $3,394  
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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$25,818 - $43,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $20.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.60 - $30.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$203.77 - $3,052  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $3,394  
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).
)
$25,818 - $43,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,735
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Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $33,868

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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Periodontics
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Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

Orthodontics
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
0%

Customer Service
0%

Oral Surgery
0%

Office Administration
0%

National Average
$34,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Instrument Control
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

endodontics
up arrow 2%

Bilingual
up arrow 2%


Scheduling
up arrow 5%

Dental assistant
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 370 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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