Periodontal Assistant Salary

The larger portion of Periodontal Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $16.40 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.73 per hour and $21.23. Most Periodontal Assistants are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a little less than half, and nearly one in three earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11.73 - $21.23
(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
$11.73 - $21.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $17.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$24,257 - $44,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $31K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $35K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $42K.

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Experience Affects Periodontal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 40%
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