$36,980
Avg. Salary
$17.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$822

Bonus

$1,100

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Assistant Lead is $17.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Assistant Lead is $36,980 per year.

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$13.99
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$17.59
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$22.75
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MEDIAN $17.59
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$27k
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$37k
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$48k
90%
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MEDIAN $36,980
$26,982 - $47,543
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$48K
MEDIAN: $36,980
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$0$48K
Salary $26,982 - $47,543
Bonus $198 - $2,487
Profit Sharing $30.20 - $6,953
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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$29,306 - $48,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $13.99 - $22.75
Hourly Tips $0.89
Overtime $19.76 - $32.79
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $198 - $2,487
Profit Sharing $30.20 - $6,953
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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$29,306 - $48,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 613

Job Description for Dental Assistant Lead

Lead dental assistants work with other dental assistants in a large practice or clinic. They are expected to handle all regular duties assigned to other dental assistants, but also handle supervisory and administrative tasks, such as developing staff schedules and handling time-off requests. They may also oversee aspects of customer service and handle patients' suggestions, feedback, and complaints. The lead assistant also acts as a go-between for dentists and dental assistants and shares feedback from both sides to help improve the facility's practices.

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Dental Assistant Lead Tasks
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Leads team in the dental services of the department.
  • Monitor and prioritize workflow of the dental assistants.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.

Dental Assistant Lead Pay By Employer

$0$45K

Aspen Dental
17 profiles
$32,380

$39,520

$33,173

Common Career Paths for Dental Assistant Lead


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While Dental Assistant Leads do not often become Dental Office Managers, the job pays $45K per year on average. However, becoming a Expanded Functions Dental Assistant or Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistant is a more frequent transition for Dental Assistant Leads.

Dental Assistant Lead Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant Lead

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant Lead has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant Lead with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 123 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant Lead with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant Lead which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 84 salaries. A Dental Assistant Lead with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 33 salaries.

Dental Assistant Lead Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant Lead?

Dental Assistant Lead in Grand Rapids:
"Good."
Pros: Everything is within reach
Cons: Traffic at 5 pm

Dental Assistant Lead in Abilene:
"Great."
Pros: The people
Cons: Theirs not a lot to do except eat.

Dental Assistant Lead in New Britain:
"No health insurance, no communication, not appreciated."
look elsewhere

Dental Assistant Lead in Malone:
"More than just a job."
Pros: Knowing that at the end of the day, the kids we treat are no longer in pain. It is not a monotonous job. The people I work with are getting better at time management.
Cons: Not getting compensated what I originally asked for in pay and having additional duties assigned to me.

Dental Assistant Lead in Bel Air:
"Awesome job!"
Pros: Helping people get and maintain a happy healthy mouth.
Cons: The pay is not the best, and not many benefits.

Dental Assistant Lead in Lighthouse Point:
"Challenging."
Pros: The patients. The doctors.
Cons: Getting employees to be complient.

Dental Assistant Lead in Fort Worth:
Ask about their review processes and raise intervals. Make sure they aren't hiring you at rate topped out hourly wage.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Dental Assistant Lead

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant Lead Salaries

▲15%

▲6%

National Average
$37,000

▼1%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Lead Salaries

Training
▲20%

Organizing
▲8%

People Management
▲6%

Oral Surgery
▲1%

Office Management
▲1%

National Average
$37,000


Order Inventory
▼4%

Scheduling
▼4%

Radiology
▼5%

Customer Service
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 43%