Dental Assistant Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Dentist Assistant, Dental Assistant

What is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Dental Assistant may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Dental Assistant in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Dental Assistant in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Dental Assistant in the United States is $34,140 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Dental Assistant in the United States are expected to make less than $34,140.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $34,140
  • 10%$26,168
  • 25%$29,967
  • 75%$37,778
  • 90%$41,090

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Job Description for Dental Assistant

Assists with oral surgery and other procedures under the direct supervision of a dentist. Prepares and arranges needed tools and instruments for scheduled procedures. Hands necessary tools and equipment to the dentist and provides assistance during treatment. May record findings, change barriers, or sterilize equipment. Requires an associate's degree from an accredited program and 0-2 years of experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a dentist. View Dental Assistant job description

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