Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certifed Dental Assistants with Pediatrics skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $31K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $36K. Certifed Dental Assistants with Pediatrics skills see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $44K.