The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant with Periodontics skills in Los Angeles, California is $15.05.
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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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Skills that pay less than market rate include Spanish Language, Patient Education, Customer Service, Instrument Control and Radiology.
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 $12.21 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.12 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.00 based on 7 salaries.
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Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 43.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (9.0% more) and New York, New York (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (5.3% less).
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