Dental Assistant Instructor Salary
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.
|Salary||$30,000 - $58,407|
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|$31,312 - $54,471|
|Hourly Rate||$15.15 - $25.69|
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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.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.
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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