Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salary

Women account for the majority of Non-Certified Dental Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $13.83 per hour. Most Non-Certified Dental Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly a fourth, and nearly two in five earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$16,107 - $49,665
(Median)
$16K
$27K
$50K
MEDIAN: $27,176
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$9.92 - $18.78
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,107 - $49,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$20,322 - $40,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $18.78  
   
Overtime
$1.38 - $30.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$20,322 - $40,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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 many Non-Certified Dental Assistants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. Non-Certified Dental Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $37K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 26% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 47%
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