Periodontal Assistant Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Periodontal Assistant is $16.26 per hour.
Periodontal Assistant Total Pay (?
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$11.39 - $21.83
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $21.83  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $16.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,804 - $49,373  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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.

Experience Affects Periodontal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 45%
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