A Dental Associate earns an average salary of $124,012 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are General dentist and Dentistry.

$73,338 - $210,078
(Median)
$73K
$120K
$210K
MEDIAN: $124,012
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$23.23 - $91.20
(Median)
$23
$66
$91
MEDIAN: $66.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$73,338 - $210,078  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $40,695  
Profit Sharing
$9,609 - $204,430  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$71,878 - $209,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,918
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$23.23 - $91.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$1.80 - $195.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$1,004 - $40,695  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$9,609 - $204,430  
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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$71,878 - $209,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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Job Description for Dental Associate

  • Advise and instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services.
  • Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, and other diagnostic equipment.
  • Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.

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National Average
$127,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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