Average Dental Assistant (Certified) Hourly Pay

$17.69
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$694
Bonus
$100
Commission
$1,700
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant (Certified) is $17.69.
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$12.97
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$17.69
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$23.53
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$13 - $24
Bonus
$199 - $2,933
Profit Sharing
$203 - $3,945
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$0 - $100
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$27,067 - $49,685
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What Do Dental Assistant (Certified)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Dental Assistant (Certified)

4.1 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant (Certified)

The top respondents for the job title Dental Assistant (Certified) are from the companies Pediatric Dental, DDS Inc. and Family Dental. Reported salaries are highest at Pediatric Dental where the average pay is $20.99. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dental Group Ltd and Peninsula Community Health Services, earning around $20.00 and $18.34, respectively. Aspen Dental pays the lowest at around $13.69. Family Dental and Dr. B also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.50 and $17.75, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Assistant (Certified)s?

Skills in Radiology, Patient Education, Oral Surgery and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Certified)s?

An entry-level Dental Assistant (Certified) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.04 based on 51 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant (Certified) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.75 based on 430 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant (Certified) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.81 based on 275 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Certified) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.39 based on 280 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Dental Assistant (Certified) in their job title in Raleigh, North Carolina earn an average of 22.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Columbus, Ohio (3.7% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (10.4% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (9.3% less) and Rochester, New York (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,319 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.9%
Early Career
32.6%
Mid Career
20.8%
Experienced
21.2%
Late Career
21.5%