Dental Assistant in Salem, Oregon Salary

A Dental Assistant in Salem, Oregon earns an average wage of $17.40 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$14.60 - $19.87
$15
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $16.27
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $14.60 - $19.87
Annual Data $0$41K
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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$30,549 - $41,031
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Dental Assistant

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 then assist the dentist in performing the operation, and do such things as handing the dentist the required tools and providing secondary support. This kind of job usually entails working one-on-one with the dentist, and requires good communication skills.

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Dental Assistant Tasks

  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.

About Salem, Oregon

Marion County, Oregon
164,543
Male:
80,839 (49.1%)
Female:
83,704 (50.9%)
Salem /ˈseɪləm/ is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857. Salem had a population of 154,637 at the 2010 census, making it the third largest city in the state after Portland and Eugene. Salem is less than an hour driving distance away from Portland. Salem is the principal city of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that covers Marion and Polk counties and had a combined population of 390,738 at the 2010 census. A 2013 estimate placed the metropolitan population at...
Salem:
$49,037
Oregon:
$54,148
$812
Salem:
$203,200
Oregon:
$264,100
3.6%

Dental Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Oral Surgery
▲10%

Instrument Control
▲9%

Order Inventory
▲9%

Radiology
▲8%

Customer Service
▲8%

Patient Education
▲7%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 17%