The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant Lead with Team Leadership skills is $18.14.
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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 feedba…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant Lead
The top respondents for the job title Dental Assistant Lead are from the companies Aspen Dental, Pacific Dental Services Incorporated and Family Dental. Reported salaries are highest at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated where the average pay is $20.62. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Family Dental, earning around $17.00. Aspen pays the lowest at around $13.98. Aspen Dental also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.16.
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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant Lead
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Order Inventory, Inventory Management, OSHA Compliance, Patient Education and Training are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant Lead
An early career Dental Assistant Lead with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.70 based on 97 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant Lead with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.18 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant Lead with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.47 based on 111 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Dental Assistant Lead in their job title in Austin, Texas earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (8.3% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (11.8% less), San Antonio, Texas (6.2% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (3.7% less).
Years of Experience
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