Certifed Dental Assistants with Pediatrics skills take home approximately $17.38 per hour on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just over two-fifths receive medical and dental insurance and a little less than a fifth get vision plans. Most Certifed Dental Assistants with Pediatrics skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$10,948 - $49,316
(Median)
$11K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,727
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$12.50 - $22.64
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$10,948 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$98.39 - $2,049  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$26,336 - $47,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $22.64  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $34.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$98.39 - $2,049  
   
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$26,336 - $47,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Certified)

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


Certifed Dental Assistants with Pediatrics skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. For Certifed Dental Assistants with Pediatrics skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Certifed Dental Assistants with Pediatrics skills with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $44K.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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