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Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Non-Certified Dental Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.83 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in three, and more than a third earn dental coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$16,219 - $49,316
(Median)
$16K
$28K
$49K
MEDIAN: $28,000
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$9.93 - $18.65
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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 - $1,009  
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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$20,417 - $39,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $18.65  
   
Overtime
$1.45 - $29.52  
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.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
   
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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$20,417 - $39,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191

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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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $34K. 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 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 20 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: 28% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 47%
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