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Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary

An Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of $13.69 per hour. A skill in Orthodontics is associated with high pay for this job.

$14,813 - $44,821
(Median)
$15K
$24K
$45K
MEDIAN: $24,024
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$10.04 - $17.44
(Median)
$10
$14
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,813 - $44,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,491  
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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$20,719 - $37,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $17.44  
   
Overtime
$10.19 - $24.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,491  
   
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).
)
$20,719 - $37,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 460

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 11%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 5%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Surgery
up arrow 5%

Radiology
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 42%