Experienced Dental Assistant Salary

Experienced Dental Assistants can expect to earn an average of $18.00 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Experienced Dental Assistants ($29K to $49K) includes potential earnings of $3K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Dental Assistants. More than a third enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and about a seventh get vision benefits. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$23,628 - $46,294
$24K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,292
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$14.32 - $23.68
$14
$18
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MEDIAN: $18.03
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$0$49K
Salary $23,628 - $46,294
Bonus $255.32 - $3,083
Profit Sharing $491.94 - $3,425
Commission $1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,340 - $49,683
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 257
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.32 - $23.68
Hourly Tips $0.71
Overtime $17.13 - $36.36
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $255.32 - $3,083
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $491.94 - $3,425
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,340 - $49,683
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,544

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant


Dental Group Ltd, Family Dental, Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental Corporation, and DDS Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Experienced Dental Assistants. Experienced Dental Assistants seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at DDS Inc., where the average salary comes to $41K.

Offering a median salary of only $31K, Aspen Dental pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $25K to $52K is pretty narrow, too.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,518

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Dental Assistants, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Experienced Dental Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), and Colorado Springs (+8 percent). Los Angeles is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Tulsa (9 percent lower) and Indianapolis (4 percent lower).

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 471 votes.
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

endodontics
▲7%


Periodontics
▲2%


Patient Education
▼0%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Radiology
▼1%



▼1%


Coronal Polishing
▼3%

Bilingual
▼8%

Dental assistant
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 471 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 44%
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