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Dental Assistant Instructor Salary

Women comprise the majority of Dental Assistant Instructors in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $19.57 per hour on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Dental Assistant Instructors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and about one-half receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,740 - $56,224
(Median)
$28K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,734
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$15.24 - $25.80
(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
$27,740 - $56,224  
   
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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$31,214 - $54,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$15.24 - $25.80  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$31,214 - $54,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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 $42K on average. Dental Assistant Instructors see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Dental Assistant Instructors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $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 21 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 35%
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