Dental Assistant Instructor Salary

Dental Assistant Instructors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $19.96 per hour for pay. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Dental Assistant Instructors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by around half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,100 - $56,250
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,576
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$15.18 - $25.90
(Median)
$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,100 - $56,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$31,531 - $54,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$15.18 - $25.90  
   
Overtime
$21.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$31,531 - $54,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Job Description for Dental Assistant Instructor

Dental assistant instructors generally work under the instructor or program director of a dental course for students. Dental assistant instructors will have the duties of aiding the program director in creating coursework for students. Reviewing and grading papers and examinations will often be within a dental assistant instructor’s duties. Carrying out disciplinary action and reinforcing the general rules set forth by the instructor will also be required. As a dental assistant instructor, one will occasionally be asked to administer examinations and oral presentations to students.

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Dental Assistant Instructor Tasks

  • Conduct on-the-job training, classes, or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of dental hygiene.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details.
  • Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant Instructor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Dental Assistant Instructors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $42K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $43K. For Dental Assistant Instructors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $44K.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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