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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 $13.75 per hour. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and over a third collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$16,219 - $49,316
(Median)
$16K
$28K
$49K
MEDIAN: $28,000
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90%

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$9.91 - $18.66
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,219 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
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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$20,408 - $39,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $18.66  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $30.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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).
)
$20,408 - $39,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201

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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $25K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Certified Dental Assistants make a median salary of $34K. Non-Certified Dental Assistants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $37K.

 
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 48%
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