$36,341
Avg. Salary
$18.13
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$985

Bonus

$1,464

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Assistant, Surgical is $18.13 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Assistant, Surgical is $36,341 per year.

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$13.84
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$18.13
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$23.98
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MEDIAN $18.13
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$24k
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$36k
50%
$54k
90%
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MEDIAN $36,341
$24,243 - $54,464
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$54K
MEDIAN: $36,341
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$0$54K
Salary $24,243 - $54,464
Bonus $305 - $4,000
Profit Sharing $1,464
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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$28,912 - $51,646
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $13.84 - $23.98
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $16.83 - $34.49
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $305 - $4,000
Profit Sharing $1,464
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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$28,912 - $51,646
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 388

Job Description for Dental Assistant, Surgical

Surgical dental assistants work alongside primary dentists who specialize in surgical procedures. These assistants help prepare patients for procedures and ensure that the area is organized and ready for the oral surgeon; many are also involved in creating x-rays and administering/monitoring anesthetics. Generally, they work with surgeons during these procedures and handle the documentation of surgical notes for patients' records.

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Common Career Paths for Dental Assistant, Surgical


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For Surgical Dental Assistants, progressing to a Dental Hygienist role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Dental Hygienist can earn $64K annually. Surgical Dental Assistants most often move into positions as Oral Surgery Assistants or Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants. Oral Surgery Assistants actually earn $2K less on average, however, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants earn $3K less per year than Surgical Dental Assistants do.

Dental Assistant, Surgical Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant, Surgical

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant, Surgical has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant, Surgical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant, Surgical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant, Surgical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 64 salaries. A Dental Assistant, Surgical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 34 salaries.

Dental Assistant, Surgical Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant, Surgical?

Dental Assistant, Surgical in St. Louis:
"Working in st Louis is great."
Pros: People
Cons: Nothing

Dental Assistant, Surgical in Fairborn:
"Real life differs from school requirements."
The best teaching comes from a great dentist, who values your worth.

Dental Assistant, Surgical in Woodbury:
"Be more hands on."
Make sure you work for a great Dentist.

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant, Surgical

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Surgical Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant, Surgical Salaries

Periodontics
▲10%

National Average
$38,000

Oral Surgery
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 54%