Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) is $14.18 per hour.

$14,597 - $45,382
(Median)
$15K
$24K
$45K
MEDIAN: $24,416
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$10.59 - $18.16
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,597 - $45,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
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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$21,714 - $38,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.59 - $18.16  
   
Overtime
$12.90 - $25.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
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).
)
$21,714 - $38,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 8%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 1%

Surgery
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
0%

Office Administration
0%

National Average
$30,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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