Earnings for Dental Assistant Instructors in the United States come in at around $19.89 per hour on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Dental Assistant Instructors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Dental Assistant Instructors (90 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, slightly more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,479 - $59,388
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$59K
MEDIAN: $43,900
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$15.11 - $25.70
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$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,479 - $59,388  
   
Bonus
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$31,121 - $55,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Hourly Rate
$15.11 - $25.70  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,400  
   
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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$31,121 - $55,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. Dental Assistant Instructors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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