Average Orthodontic Assistant Hourly Pay

$17.76
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$959
Bonus
$550
Commission
$1,400
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The average hourly pay for an Orthodontic Assistant is $17.76.
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$13.02
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$17.76
90%
$24.26
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $24
Bonus
$207 - $2,958
Profit Sharing
$504 - $2,984
Commission
$0 - $550
Total Pay
$27,197 - $51,083
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What Do Orthodontic Assistants Do?

Job Satisfaction for Orthodontic Assistant

3.9 out of 5
(465)
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The top respondents for the job title Orthodontic Assistant are from the companies American Orthodontics, Associated Orthodontics and Dr. B. Reported salaries are highest at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated where the average pay is $21.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kool Smiles Pc. and Dieguez-Marino Orthodontics, earning around $19.00 and $18.50, respectively. American Orthodontics pays the lowest at around $14.36. Associated Orthodontics and Smile Brands Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.17 and $15.50, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Orthodontic Assistants?

Skills in Orthodontics, Patient Education, Order Inventory and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiology.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Orthodontic Assistants?

An entry-level Orthodontic Assistant 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 135 salaries. An early career Orthodontic Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.67 based on 980 salaries. A mid-career Orthodontic Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.47 based on 567 salaries. An experienced Orthodontic Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.17 based on 681 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Orthodontic Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 28.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (27.3% more) and Houston, Texas (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.3% less), New York, New York (1.7% less) and Denver, Colorado (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,791 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.8%
Early Career
35.1%
Mid Career
20.3%
Experienced
24.4%
Late Career
15.3%