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Periodontal Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Periodontal Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $16.43 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $11.91 per hour and $21.39. Medical benefits are awarded to close to one-half, and about one in three earn dental coverage. Though the majority of Periodontal Assistants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$11.91 - $21.39
MEDIAN: $16.00

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Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $21.39  
$0.00 - $17.30  
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Total Pay (?
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$24,477 - $44,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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.


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.

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $32K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $36K. Periodontal Assistants bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $42K on average.

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Experience Affects Periodontal Assistant Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


97 %
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

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