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Dental Assistant Instructor Salary

Women account for the majority of Dental Assistant Instructors in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $19.58 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and roughly one-half have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,611 - $56,533
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,488
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90%

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$15.25 - $25.75
(Median)
$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,611 - $56,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$31,196 - $55,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.25 - $25.75  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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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$31,196 - $55,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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 average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $41K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $41K on average. Dental Assistant Instructors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $43K.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$42,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 35%
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