Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Dental Assistant make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$53,092 / yrTotal Pay
$38,793 / yrBase Pay
$14,299 / yrAdditional Pay

$53,092

 / yr
$31K$301K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Dental Assistant is $53,092 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $38,793 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $14,299 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Certified Dental Assistant Salaries with median pay of $66,590, Dental Hygienist Salaries with median pay of $131,660, Registered Dental Assistant Salaries with median pay of $58,224, Surgical Dental Assistant Salaries with median pay of $87,852.

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What is the pay outlook for Healthcare?

Healthcare jobs, already in high demand, are expected to grow extensively to meet the increased need from an aging population. Careers in this industry are diverse, though most require additional training and pay above-average wages. Despite fewer opportunities for remote work than other professions, healthcare jobs can be found nearly everywhere, including both rural and urban settings. While careers in healthcare offer high job security, they also often involve long hours, including evening and weekend shift work, particularly for those just starting their career.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Dental Assistant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$48,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Dental Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$19

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Dental Assistant

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$2,034

/hr

$34 | $2K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday

Dental Assistant pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Dental Assistant is $38,793 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Dental Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 9241 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Dental Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Dental Assistant in United States is $50,115 per year.

The lowest salary for a Dental Assistant in United States is $30,029 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.