Periodontal Assistant Salary

Periodontal Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $17.55 per hour. The majority of Periodontal Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one in four have medical and dental plans, and close to one-eighth have vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,447 - $52,903
$41K
MEDIAN: $41,212
50%

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$12.76 - $21.35
$13
$18
$21
MEDIAN: $17.55
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$41,212  
   
Bonus
$509  
Total Pay (?
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$26,908 - $47,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $21.35  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$509  
   
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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$26,908 - $47,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Job Description for Periodontal Assistant

A periodontal assistant aids a doctor in a dental practice that deals with the maintenance of structures that help support teeth, such as bones, gums, and tissues. During treatments, the periodontal assistant will aid the dentist by handing necessary tools to him or her. The assistant may also directly assist with treatment by cleaning or operating necessary tools.

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Periodontal Assistant Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Periodontal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Periodontal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Periodontal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Periodontal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Periodontal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 13 salaries. A Periodontal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Periodontal Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Periodontal Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 65%
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