Average Dental Assistant with Periodontics Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant with Periodontics skills is $16.35.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
$104 - $2,891
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,960
$0 - $500
Total Pay
$24,944 - $46,931

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Job Description for Dental Assistant

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Dental Assistant are from the companies Dental Group Ltd, Family Dental and Aspen Dental. Reported salaries are highest at Dental Group Ltd where the average pay is $15.53. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Family Dental, earning around $15.00. Aspen Dental pays the lowest at around $13.25. Comfort Dental also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.00.

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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant

Skills in Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education, Customer Service, Instrument Control and Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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 $12.79 based on 45 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.48 based on 459 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.66 based on 290 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.22 based on 322 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 30.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (12.8% less), Dallas, Texas (8.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (8.3% less).

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