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Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of $13.38 per hour. A skill in Orthodontics is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary (?
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$19,268 - $43,789
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,219
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Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary (?
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$9.91 - $17.43
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,268 - $43,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,919  
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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$20,568 - $37,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $17.43  
   
Overtime
$10.29 - $23.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,919  
   
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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$20,568 - $37,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 587
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 12%
Surgery
up arrow 6%
Patient Education
up arrow 5%
Oral Surgery
up arrow 5%
Radiology
up arrow 4%
Pediatrics
up arrow 4%
Office Administration
up arrow 1%
National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 38%