Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salary

The larger portion of Non-Certified Dental Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.52 per hour. Just under one in three claim medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in ten get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,583 - $35,000
$25K
MEDIAN: $25,042
50%

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$10.20 - $18.23
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.52
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$25,042  
   
Bonus
$1,186  
Total Pay (?
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$21,115 - $38,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $18.23  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$1,186  
   
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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$21,115 - $38,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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Job Description for Dental Assistant (Non-Certified)

A non-certified dental assistant works in a dental practice, assisting the dentist and other personnel within the practice in carrying out routine tasks. These professionals perform general housekeeping duties to ensure work areas are clean and ready to handle patients, such as preparing the treatment room, instruments and trays. Sterilizing and disinfecting instruments is also part of this job. The dental assistant collects patient information such as medical history and assists the dentist as instructed during exams, cleanings and other treatments; they then record treatment carried out for the patient. Other tasks that the dental assistant may perform include giving patients instructions on how to properly conduct oral hygiene tasks at home, creating reports and summaries, and sending letters to patients and others as required.

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Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Tasks

  • 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)

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 14 salaries. A Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Non-Certified)

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

Late-Career
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 52%