Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary

An Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of $14.68 per hour. A skill in Surgery is associated with high pay for this job.

$18,387 - $39,866
$18K
$26K
$40K
MEDIAN: $25,742
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$10.91 - $19.35
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,387 - $39,866  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $2,013  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$22,518 - $40,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $19.35  
   
Overtime
$13.23 - $25.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$195.74 - $2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$22,518 - $40,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 377

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
15%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Surgery
▲15%

Orthodontics
▲6%

Oral Surgery
▲5%

Patient Education
▲4%

Office Administration
▲1%

Radiology
▼0%

Pediatrics
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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