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Dental Assistant Instructor Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Dental Assistant Instructors in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $19.30 per hour. For the most part, Dental Assistant Instructors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and nearly one-half have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$27,929 - $55,765
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MEDIAN: $42,601
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$15.11 - $25.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,929 - $55,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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$31,023 - $53,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Hourly Rate
$15.11 - $25.23  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $28.50  
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$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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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$31,023 - $53,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $41K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $40K. Dental Assistant Instructors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $45K on average.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$41,000

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 36%