An Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of $14.60 per hour. A skill in Surgery is associated with high pay for this job.

$14,838 - $40,495
(Median)
$15K
$29K
$40K
MEDIAN: $29,277
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$10.85 - $19.24
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,838 - $40,495  
   
Bonus
$101.86 - $2,027  
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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$22,469 - $40,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $19.24  
   
Overtime
$13.16 - $24.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$101.86 - $2,027  
   
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).
)
$22,469 - $40,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 370
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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Surgery
up arrow 13%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 4%

Orthodontics
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Radiology
0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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