How much do Dental Assistants earn in the United States?
The average salary for a dental assistant is $89,702
9,063 salaries reported. Updated 24 September 2021
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How much does a Dental Assistant make?
In the United States, the average pay for a dental assistant as of September 2021 is approximately $50,000 per year. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $25.64 per hour and $4,167 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 $99,450 per year to a low of $31,200 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of dental assistants currently sit between $38,025 per year and $97,500 per year.
To be considered a top earning dental assistant you would be expected to be making in excess of $99,450 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $38,025 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.
However interestingly, the average pay range for a dental assistant can vary significantly (by as much as $61,425 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.
How does Dental Assistant pay compare across the United States?
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