Median pay for Dental Assistant Instructors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $20.23 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little less than one-half and dental insurance is reported by about two in five. Women account for the majority of Dental Assistant Instructors who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dental Assistant Instructors. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,000 - $58,407
$30K
$44K
$58K
MEDIAN: $44,454
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50%
90%

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$15.15 - $25.69
$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $20.23
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,000 - $58,407  
   
Bonus
$1,650  
Total Pay (?
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$31,312 - $54,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $25.69  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,650  
   
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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$31,312 - $54,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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

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

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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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $43K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $44K on average. Dental Assistant Instructors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $44K.

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant Instructor

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Instructor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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