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How much does a Dental Assistant make?

Updated Dec 7, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$40,329 /yr
Average Base Pay

5,560 salaries

$28K

Low

$40K

Average

$59K

High

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How much does a Dental Assistant make? The national average salary for a Dental Assistant is $40,329 in United States. Filter by location to see Dental Assistant salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 5,560 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Dental Assistant employees.

What is the salary trajectory for a Dental Assistant?

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What are some related job titles for a Dental Assistant?

Certified Dental Assistant

$40,157

per year

Dental Hygienist

$79,221

per year

Registered Dental Assistant

$39,054

per year

Surgical Dental Assistant

$44,525

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Certified Dental Assistant in United States of America

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$25

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Certified Dental Assistant with 10 to 14 years of experience

$16

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dental Assistant with 1 to 3 years of experience

$14

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dental Assistant with less than one year of experience

$17

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dental Assistant with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$20

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Rda with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Pacific Dental Services
3.3

Pacific Dental Services

Dental Assistant

$71,485

 /yr
Range: $26K - $97K

$26K

$97K

$26,272 - $97,092 Range

Aspen Dental
3.4

Aspen Dental

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $9 - $28

$9

$28

$9 - $28 Range

Heartland Dental
3.7

Heartland Dental

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $12 - $30

$12

$30

$12 - $30 Range

InterDent
3.3

InterDent

Dental Assistant

$44,812

 /yr
Range: $29K - $54K

$29K

$54K

$29,082 - $54,414 Range

DentaQuest
3.4

DentaQuest

Dental Assistant

$46,412

 /yr
Range: $39K - $57K

$39K

$57K

$39,477 - $57,082 Range

Benevis
3.1

Benevis

Dental Assistant

$49,613

 /yr
Range: $36K - $66K

$36K

$66K

$35,968 - $66,151 Range

Great Expressions Dental Centers
3.2

Great Expressions Dental Centers

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $9 - $24

$9

$24

$9 - $24 Range

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DentalOne Partners
3.9

DentalOne Partners

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $14 - $27

$14

$27

$14 - $27 Range

Affordable Dentures & Implants
3.7

Affordable Dentures & Implants

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $12 - $24

$12

$24

$12 - $24 Range

Dental Dreams
3.9

Dental Dreams

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $24

$10

$24

$10 - $24 Range

Willamette Dental Group
3.6

Willamette Dental Group

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $17 - $30

$17

$30

$17 - $30 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Dental Assistant

$42,571

 /yr
Range: $26K - $56K

$26K

$56K

$25,581 - $55,749 Range

Smile Direct Club
3.4

Smile Direct Club

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $18 - $27

$18

$27

$18 - $27 Range

Comfort Dental
3.3

Comfort Dental

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $12 - $25

$12

$25

$12 - $25 Range

Kool Smiles
3

Kool Smiles

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $23

$13

$23

$13 - $23 Range

Western Dental Services
3.1

Western Dental Services

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $12 - $25

$12

$25

$12 - $25 Range

Mint Dentistry
3.4

Mint Dentistry

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $14 - $21

$14

$21

$14 - $21 Range

Smile Brands
4.3

Smile Brands

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $12 - $21

$12

$21

$12 - $21 Range

42 North Dental
3.8

42 North Dental

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $15 - $26

$15

$26

$15 - $26 Range

Greenberg Dental and Orthodontics
3.2

Greenberg Dental and Orthodontics

Dental Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $22

$13

$22

$13 - $22 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Dental Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a Dental Assistant is $40,329 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Dental Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5560 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Dental Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Dental Assistant in United States is $58,595 per year.

The lowest salary for a Dental Assistant in United States is $27,757 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Dental Assistant or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Dental Assistant.