The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant with Customer Service skills is $15.60.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Dental Assistant are from the companies Aspen Dental, Dental Group Ltd and Family Dental. Reported salaries are highest at Dental Group Ltd where the average pay is $16.45. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Heartland Dental Corporation and Gentle Dental, earning around $16.16 and $15.68, respectively. Aspen Dental pays the lowest at around $13.14. Comfort Dental and Heartland Dental Care also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.83 and $15.35, respectively.
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Skills in Radiology, Instrument Control, Patient Education, Order Inventory and Oral Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $12.82 based on 541 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.31 based on 2,919 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.61 based on 1,412 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.28 based on 1,376 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (3.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (11.5% less), San Diego, California (9.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (9.8% less).
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