The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant with Customer Service skills in Portland, Oregon is $19.39.
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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 in Radiology and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral Surgery, Patient Education and Instrument Control.
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 $17.01 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.77 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.00 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (28.8% less), Los Angeles, California (28.3% less) and San Diego, California (28.1% less).
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