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Dental Assistant Instructor Salary

Dental Assistant Instructors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $19.53 per hour for pay. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and approximately half have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,676 - $56,374
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,370
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$15.28 - $25.68
(Median)
$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,676 - $56,374  
   
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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$31,269 - $54,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.28 - $25.68  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$31,269 - $54,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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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 earns $41K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $41K. Dental Assistant Instructors bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $44K on average.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

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: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 36%