The average hourly pay for an Experienced Dental Assistant with Customer Service skills in Los Angeles, California is $16.39.
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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, Instrument Control, Order Inventory and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral Surgery.
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 $12.48 based on 5 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation 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. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 49.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (20.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (18.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (2.4% less).
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