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

An Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of $13.34 per hour. A skill in Orthodontics is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Total Pay (?
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$19,809 - $41,562
(Median)
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42K
MEDIAN: $28,811
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Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Total Pay (?
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$9.88 - $17.28
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,809 - $41,562  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,924  
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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$20,591 - $36,853  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 735
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $17.28  
   
Overtime
$13.11 - $23.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,924  
   
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).
)
$20,591 - $36,853  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 735
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 12%
Oral Surgery
up arrow 7%
Patient Education
up arrow 6%
Surgery
up arrow 6%
Radiology
up arrow 5%
Pediatrics
up arrow 5%
Office Administration
up arrow 2%
National Average
$28,000

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 38%
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