Average Entry-Level Dental Assistant Hourly Pay

$13.21
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$494
Bonus
$1,920
Commission
$600
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Dental Assistant is $13.21.
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$10.19
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$13.21
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$16.69
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
Bonus
$98 - $2,065
Profit Sharing
$48 - $2,061
Commission
$1,000 - $4,700
Total Pay
$21,241 - $35,575
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What Do Dental Assistants Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Dental Assistant are from the companies Aspen Dental, Family Dental and Aspen. Reported salaries are highest at Dental Group Ltd where the average pay is $13.48. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aspen, earning around $13.15. Dental Dreams pays the lowest at around $10.84. Family Dental also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.88.

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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Assistants?

Skills in Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Patient Education, Instrument Control and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistants?

An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.76 based on 7,523 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.00 based on 3,598 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.54 based on 3,854 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 0.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (12.1% less), Mesa, Arizona (11.1% less) and Houston, Texas (10.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17,676 survey responses.
Early Career
42.6%
Mid Career
20.4%
Experienced
21.8%
Late Career
15.3%