Dental Assistant Instructor Salary

Most Dental Assistant Instructors in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $19.56 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Dental Assistant Instructors report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,325 - $56,374
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$28K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,979
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$15.20 - $25.93
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$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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 (?
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$31,287 - $55,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Hourly Rate
$15.20 - $25.93  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $28.50  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$31,287 - $55,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $41K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $42K. For Dental Assistant Instructors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $43K.

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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 19 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 35%
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