Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary

An Entry-Level Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of $14.77 per hour. A skill in Surgery is associated with high pay for this job.

$14,707 - $41,750
$15K
$26K
$42K
MEDIAN: $26,134
10%
50%
90%

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$11.15 - $19.14
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.90
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50%
90%

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$0$41K
Salary $14,707 - $41,750
Bonus $101.93 - $3,091
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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$22,907 - $40,302
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $11.15 - $19.14
Overtime $13.91 - $28.67
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $101.93 - $3,091
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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$22,907 - $40,302
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 372

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Dental Assistant (Certified) Job Listings

Dental Assistant (Certified) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Champaign:
Learn all you can. And know your patient comes first.

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Phoenix:
"Worth."
Find a Dental Office that appreciates what you have to offer and will not only compensate you but will offer job advancement and benefits..

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Boston:
"I hate Forsyth but don't mind dental assistant."
Just make sure you find an office that you can work there long term and that the people are true.

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Anaheim:
"Give your time."
When starting school, look for an office and start doing free hours. Learn the names of all the instruments and how to take great radiographs. Most importantly, you need patience.

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Iowa City:
"Be flexable."
This is a selfless job, work to help your patients.

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Mesa:
"Top Pay."
Not enough pay to be single and financially stable.

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Raleigh:
"Being Very Organized Is A Necessity In This Field."
Learn all you can; keep up with continuing education.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Surgery
▲14%

Orthodontics
▲5%

Oral Surgery
▲4%

Patient Education
▲3%

Office Administration
▲1%

Pediatrics
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Radiology
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 44%
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