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Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salary (United States)

Non-Certified Dental Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.62 per hour. Roughly a fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over two-fifths collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Non-Certified Dental Assistants. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salary (?
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$18,000 - $43,000
(Median)
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37K
43K
MEDIAN: $29,890
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Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salary (?
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$9.71 - $18.50
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,000 - $43,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,472  
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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$20,027 - $39,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $18.50  
   
Overtime
$15.07 - $29.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,472  
   
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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$20,027 - $39,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Job Description for Dental Assistant (Non-Certified)

  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Non-Certified)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Non-Certified Dental Assistants, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $25K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $31K. Non-Certified Dental Assistants bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $37K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 46%