How much does a Dental Assistant make? The median annual Dental Assistant salary is $36,102, as of April 29, 2018, with a range usually between $32,039-$39,918, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. 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.
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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 $36,102, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Dental Assistant in the United States are expected to make less than $36,102.
Source: HR Reported data as of April 29, 2018
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Dental Assistant that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Dental Assistant are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of May 2018
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. Typically reports to a dentist. Typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. May be entry level if some experience in the skill Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. View full job description