Dental Assisting Salary

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The average yearly salary for Dental Assisting is $40,800. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Dental Assisting, you could expect a starting pay rate of $33,600 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 $48,000 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 Assisting Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Dental Assisting Salary

$32,640 - $48,960

Starting Yearly Dental Assisting Salary

$26,880 - $40,320

Top Yearly Dental Assisting Salary

$38,400 - $57,600

Monthly Dental Assisting Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Dental Assisting Salary

$2,720 - $4,080

Starting Monthly Dental Assisting Salary

$2,240 - $3,360

Top Monthly Dental Assisting Salary

$3,200 - $4,800

Hourly Dental Assisting Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Dental Assisting Salary

$15 - $22

Starting Hourly Dental Assisting Salary

$12 - $18

Top Hourly Dental Assisting Salary

$17 - $26


Dental Assisting 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 Assisting age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Dental Assisting are male in the United States, and 51% of the Dental Assisting are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Dental Assisting


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