Dental Assistant Salary

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The average yearly salary for Dental Assistant is $31,450. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Dental Assistant, you could expect a starting pay rate of $25,900 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $37,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Dental Assistant Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Dental Assistant Salary

$25,160 - $37,740

Starting Yearly Dental Assistant Salary

$20,720 - $31,080

Top Yearly Dental Assistant Salary

$29,600 - $44,400

Monthly Dental Assistant Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Dental Assistant Salary

$2,097 - $3,145

Starting Monthly Dental Assistant Salary

$1,727 - $2,590

Top Monthly Dental Assistant Salary

$2,467 - $3,700

Hourly Dental Assistant Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Dental Assistant Salary

$11 - $17

Starting Hourly Dental Assistant Salary

$9 - $14

Top Hourly Dental Assistant Salary

$13 - $20


Dental Assistant Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Dental Assistant age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Dental Assistant are male in the United States, and 51% of the Dental Assistant are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Dental Assistant


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