Salary for
Dental Assistant in the United States

How much does a Dental Assistant earn in the United States? The average Dental Assistant salary in the United States is $37,045 as of February 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $32,877 and $40,958. 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 Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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 equipme

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total compensation for the job of Dental Assistant in the United States. The base salary for Dental Assistant ranges from $32,877 to $40,958 with the average base salary of $37,045. The total compensation, which includes bonus, health and retirement, can vary anywhere from $32,994 to $41,173 with the average total compensation of $37,154.
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    Dental Hygienist


    Associate's Degree

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    Dental Assistant

    1 - 3 years experience
    Associate's Degree

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