How much do Dental Assistants earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary

$40,627

The average salary for a dental assistant is $40,627

18,719 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does a Dental Assistant make?

In the United States, the average pay for a dental assistant as of June 2022 is approximately $40,627 per year. That works out to be approximately $19.53 per hour and $3,386 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Dental Assistant salaries

DirectlyApply has seen dental assistant salaries ranging from a high of $50,000 per year to a low of $10,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of dental assistants currently sit between $25,000 per year and $50,000 per year.

To be considered a top earning dental assistant you would be expected to be making in excess of $50,000 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $25,000 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an dental assistant can vary significantly (by as much as $40,000 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.


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