Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant is $16.62
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistants?
An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.86 based on 1,189 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.18 based on 5,915 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Dental Assistants Do?
A dental assistant's duties include hands-on work with dental patients, assisting the dentist, and/or performing clerical functions in a dental clinic. Depending on an individual’s certification and goals, any of these are possible job tasks. If an individual would like hands-on work in the dentist’s office, their duties may include prepping the patient for a particular operation; this particular duty would involve knowledge of the teeth and most dental procedures. The dental assistant would …Read more