Dental Assistant Instructor Salary

An average Dental Assistant Instructor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $19.61 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Dental Assistant Instructors far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Dental Assistant Instructors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by around half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,325 - $56,374

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$15.15 - $25.88

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,325 - $56,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$31,230 - $55,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $25.88  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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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$31,230 - $55,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Job Description for Dental Assistant Instructor

Dental assistant instructors are responsible for training students who want to be dental assistants. They supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment. They also conduct on-the-job training or classes that demonstrate principles and techniques used in dental hygiene. Dental assistant instructors prepare reports and maintain records related to student progress, such as grades. Dental assistant instructors typically work at community and vocational colleges, although sometimes work in dedicated dental training clinics. Work in this field is generally full time and can either be during day or evening hours.

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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $42K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $42K. Dental Assistant Instructors see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $43K.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$42,000

Experienced
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 36%
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