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Periodontal Assistant Salary

Most Periodontal Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.39 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.88 per hour on the lower end to $21.43 on the higher end. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Close to one-half enjoy medical while approximately one-third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one in five. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$11.88 - $21.43
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $21.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $17.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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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$24,443 - $45,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Periodontal Assistant

The Periodontal Assistant can be thought of as very similar to a dental assistant or orthodontic assistant. Periodontal Assistants aid and facilitate the work of a Periodontist. The Periodontal Assistant plays a crucial role in the field, as the Periodontist needs to be focused with the job at hand as opposed to moving around and looking for different instruments, especially when he or she may be performing a surgical procedure.

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Periodontal Assistant Tasks

  • Assist with removal of hardened plaque below the gum line.
  • Assist dentist with periodontal treatment.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Assist with cleaning deep gum pockets.

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Pay by Experience Level for Periodontal Assistant

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $32K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $36K. Periodontal Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Periodontal Assistants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $42K.

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Experience Affects Periodontal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 38%