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Dental Assistant Salary

$40,141 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$658

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dental Assistant is $40,141 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Dental Assistant is between $30,137 and $48,473. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Dental Assistant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Assists Dentist during examination and treatment of patients.
  • Prepares patient, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, sets up instrument trays, and prepares materials.
  • Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient.
Dental Assistant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Dental Assistants

Job family population: 337,160

Estimated population of Dental Assistant jobs: 159,463

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$46,535
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Dental Assistant Job Listings for United States

Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function II - 7301
Jul 19
Santa Maria, CA, USA
The People Link Corp
Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function 2, or RDA without EF 2. * Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEF) license in CA, or RDA * We use Eaglesoft Job info and ...
Bilingual Dental Assistant - LA
Jul 19
Los Angeles, CA, USA
MediQuest Staffing
DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED! 100+ years of providing excellent healthcare in Los Angeles! State of the art technology! Need we say more! Are you energetic, focused, and self-motivated? Do you enjoy ...
Dental Assistant
Jul 19
Garden City, NY, USA
Williston Park Family Dental
Seeking a Full-time experienced Dental Assistant for an established general dentist. Position is Full time with every other Saturday. Off on Wednesdays. Competitive salary, paid vacation and holidays.
Dental Assistant 408802
Jul 19
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Addison Group - Phoenix HC
IND 004-008 Dental Assistant: Contract Position that will last 90-120 days.The Dental Assistant will be assisting with patients treatments and X-Rays . Must be certified! Pay is up to $18.00/hr.
Full Time Dental Assistant
Jul 19
Issaquah, WA, USA
Issaquah Dental Health
We are looking for a dependable, friendly, self-motivated Dental Assistant to grow with our team. We are an established, patient-centered, small family practice that likes to have fun while we work ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dental Assistant is $40,141 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Dental Assistant is between $30,137 and $48,473. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Dental Assistant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Dental Assistant Job Listings for United States

Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function II - 7301
Jul 19
Santa Maria, CA, USA
The People Link Corp
Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function 2, or RDA without EF 2. * Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEF) license in CA, or RDA * We use Eaglesoft Job info and ...
Bilingual Dental Assistant - LA
Jul 19
Los Angeles, CA, USA
MediQuest Staffing
DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED! 100+ years of providing excellent healthcare in Los Angeles! State of the art technology! Need we say more! Are you energetic, focused, and self-motivated? Do you enjoy ...
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