Dental Assistant Instructor Salary
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.
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.Read More...
Other duties commonly involve taking attendance, tutoring those students that need extra assistance, and being an active participant in school meetings, seminars, and continuing education coursework. It is beneficial to a potential dental assistant instructor to have great communication and listening skills, as well as a strong background in organization. It would be in one’s best interests to be excellent in the area of time management, as there will be many instances when strict deadlines need to be adhered to.
Accreditation from the Dental Assisting National Board is a requirement to become a dental assistant instructor. It will often be required that one have experience with the coursework being taught by that particular institution. The length of time one needs experience in said field of study will vary, depending on the institution’s guidelines and regulations. Dental assistant instructors will work indoors within the confines of a classroom or laboratory setting.
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.
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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