Periodontal Assistant Salary (United States)

A Periodontal Assistant earns an average wage of $16.06 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Periodontal Assistant Total Pay (?
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$11.47 - $20.99
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $20.99  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $16.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,855 - $47,232  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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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Experience Affects Periodontal Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 46%
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