The average wage for a Sterilization Assistant, Dental is $12.00 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$8.99 - $16.89
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $16.89  
   
Overtime
$19.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$450.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,742 - $35,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Sterilization Assistant, Dental

A dental sterilization assistant career will prove to be challenging and rewarding. As a sterilization assistant, you will be responsible for the proper cleaning of the various tools of the dental trade. Failure to properly sterilize the dental instruments could result in a patient developing a serious infection.

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Sterilization Assistant, Dental Tasks

  • Sterilize and disinfect dental instruments.
  • Oversee infection control to meet OSHA and CDC standards.
  • Clean and disinfect operating rooms.

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Experience Affects Sterilization Assistant, Dental Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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