The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Dental Assistant with Customer Service skills in Los Angeles, California is $12.72.
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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 the…Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant
An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.76 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.73 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.39 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
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Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 2.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (2.0% more) and San Diego, California (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (9.3% less), San Antonio, Texas (9.2% less) and Dallas, Texas (4.8% less).
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