Dental Assistant Lead Salary

Most Dental Assistant Leads in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $17.33 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dental Assistant Leads. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-third lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and half have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,168 - $53,107
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,173
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$13.47 - $22.01
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,168 - $53,107  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,017  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,645  
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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$28,446 - $47,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $22.01  
   
Overtime
$2.86 - $30.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,017  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,645  
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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$28,446 - $47,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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Job Description for Dental Assistant Lead

  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Leads team in the dental services of the department.
  • Monitor and prioritize workflow of the dental assistants.

Common Career Paths for Dental Assistant Lead


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Dental Assistant Leads' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Dental Office Manager. The average Dental Office Manager brings home $45K per year. An Expanded Functions Dental Assistant or a Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistant is a typical transition from a Dental Assistant Lead role.

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Dental Assistant Leads only report a few specific skills. People Management and Office Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Experience with Order Inventory is often linked with knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant Lead

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Dental Assistant Leads who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $42K.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Lead Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Lead Salaries

People Management
up arrow 9%

Office Management
up arrow 8%

Order Inventory
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 33%
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