Dental Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$37,000
$29,000
Min 10%
$37,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Moda Health
Highest Paying City
Rochester, MN
Highest Paying State
Minnesota
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a dental assistant make?
Dental Assistants in America make an average salary of $37,649 per year or $18.1 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $47,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $30,000 per year. Non Profits companies and Health Care companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Minnesota, Oregon, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island have the highest paying Dental Assistant jobs. The typical tenure for a Dental Assistant is 3.3 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Assistant
$44,232

Average Dental Assistant Salary By Location

Across America, Dental Assistants make on average $37,649 annually or $18.1 hourly. Rochester, MN reports the highest annual salary for Dental Assistants at 44,423. The Rochester, MN average entry-level salary for Dental Assistants is $33,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Dental Assistant salaries are Minnesota, Oregon, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Oklahoma have the lowest reported salaries for Dental Assistants.

Map of Dental Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Dental Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Dental Assistant Salary By Company

Dental Assistant jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Dental Assistants are in Non Profits companies and Health Care companies. Moda Health and Truman Medical Centers are the best paying companies for Dental Assistants. In addition, companies like EmblemHealth and North Shore Univ Hospital report highly competitive salaries for Dental Assistants.

Average Dental Assistant Pay By Industry

Wages for Dental Assistants can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Hospitality companies, Non Profits companies, and Professional companies tend to have the highest salaries for Dental Assistants. Hospitality companies pay Dental Assistants an average salary of $39,092, Non Profits companies pay $39,013, and Professional companys come in at $38,757. At $36,891, the average salary for Dental Assistants in the Health Care industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Hospitality
Hospitality
$39,092
$39k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$39,013
$39k
Professional
Professional
$38,757
$39k
Government
Government
$38,477
$38k
Health Care
Health Care
$36,891
$37k

Dental Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Dental Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Dental Assistant can range from $33,000 to $39,014 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Dental Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Dental Assistant
04/29/2020
$36,001
Dental Assistant (EF)
04/27/2020
$25,479
Dental Assistant (Expanded Function)
04/27/2020
$25,479
Dental Assistant (EF)
04/27/2020
$34,916
Dental Assistant (Expanded Function)
04/27/2020
$27,800
Dental Assistant
04/27/2020
$25,479
Dental Assistant/Dental Assistant (Expanded Function)
04/27/2020
$25,479
Dental Assistant
04/27/2020
$25,479
Dental Assistant
04/25/2020
$31,404
Dental Assistant
04/16/2020
$29,218
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