Mid-Career Dental Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

A Mid-Career Dental Assistant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earns an average wage of $15.43 per hour.

$13.00 - $24.98
$13
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.04
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $13.00 - $24.98
Annual Data $0$51K
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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$27,410 - $51,561
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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 then assist the dentist in performing the operation, and do such things as handing the dentist the required tools and providing secondary support. This kind of job usually entails working one-on-one with the dentist, and requires good communication skills.

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Dental Assistant Tasks

  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.

About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1,567,442
Male:
741,270 (47.3%)
Female:
826,172 (52.7%)
Philadelphia (/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States, with an estimated population in 2014 of 1,560,297. In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, a metropolitan area home to 7.2 million people and the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals in the Revolutionary War, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center...
Philadelphia:
$41,233
Pennsylvania:
$55,702
$952
Philadelphia:
$150,700
Pennsylvania:
$170,600
6.6%

Dental Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
5-9 years
62%
10-19 years
38%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Radiology
▼2%

Patient Education
▼2%

Oral Surgery
▼2%

Instrument Control
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 55%