Dental Assistant Salary in the United States

How much does a Dental Assistant make in the United States? The average Dental Assistant salary in the United States is $37,182 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $33,001 and $41,111. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

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. Being a Dental Assistant hands necessary tools and equipment to the dentist and provides assistance during treatment. May record findings, change barriers, or sterilize equipment. Additionally, Dental Assistant requires an associate's degree from an accredited program. Typically reports to a dentist. To be a Dental Assistant typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. May be entry level if some experience in the skill Gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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