An Entry-Level Dental Assistant earns an average wage of $12.77 per hour.
Entry-Level Dental Assistant Total Pay (?
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$17,711 - $39,129
(Median)
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39K
MEDIAN: $26,543
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Entry-Level Dental Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.70 - $16.69
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,711 - $39,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
Profit Sharing
$96.09 - $3,068  
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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$20,194 - $35,744  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,981
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $16.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $6.19  
Overtime
$4.82 - $25.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.09 - $3,068  
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).
)
$20,194 - $35,744  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,981
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Pay Difference By Location
Charlotte
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Seattle
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National Average
$27,000
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San Diego
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Dental Assistant Salaries

Periodontics
up arrow 8%
Orthodontics
up arrow 5%
Office Administration
up arrow 4%
Instrument Control
up arrow 3%
Patient Education
up arrow 3%
Pediatrics
up arrow 3%
Radiology
up arrow 3%
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
Dental assistant
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National Average
$27,000
endodontics
up arrow 4%
Spanish Language
up arrow 4%
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Gender
Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 42%
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