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How Much Does a Dental Assistant/Receptionist Earn In The United States?

Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$35,000
$22,000
$35,000
$57,000
The average dental assistant/receptionist makes about $35,832 per year. That's $17.23 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $22,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $57,000. Many of dental assistant/receptionists seem to be drawn to health care and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case dental assistant/receptionists tend to work at insurance, hospitality, and retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Delaware, Rhode Island and New Jersey pay dental assistant/receptionists the highest salaries.
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Where Dental Assistant/Receptionists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where dental assistant/receptionists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Dental Assistant/Receptionists Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Delaware, Rhode Island and New Jersey, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for dental assistant/receptionists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are South Dakota, Arkansas, and Montana.
Location
1. Catonsville, MD
$46,716
Avg. Salary
$27k
$65k
2. Philadelphia, PA
$44,392
Avg. Salary
$27k
$65k
3. Manchester, NH
$42,692
Avg. Salary
$27k
$65k
4. Dallas, TX
$37,753
Avg. Salary
$27k
$65k

High Paying Dental Assistant/Receptionist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Dental Assistant/Receptionists The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Robert Half International and Easterseals New Hampshire as they offer the highest salaries for dental assistant/receptionists.
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Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salary History

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    How Much Do Dental Assistant/Receptionists Make In Different Industries?

    Dental assistant/receptionist salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with insurance, hospitality, and retail companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a dental assistant/receptionist can make a yearly salary of $40,798 while working for insurance companies. All the while, other dental assistant/receptionists are making $40,087 at hospitality companies and $38,196 at retail companies. One industry dental assistant/receptionists may want to avoid is the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $35,350.
    1. Insurance
    $40,798
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $50k
    2. Hospitality
    $40,087
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $50k
    3. Retail
    $38,196
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $50k
    4. Health Care
    $37,996
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $50k
    5. Non Profits
    $35,350
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $50k

    How Experience Affects Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salaries

    The salary for a dental assistant/receptionist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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/Receptionist Salaries

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    $29,218
    $29,218
    10/27/2020
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Manchester, NH
    Manchester, NH
    01/29/2020
    01/29/2020
    $35,124
    $35,124
    01/29/2020
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    01/28/2020
    01/28/2020
    $36,689
    $36,689
    01/28/2020
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
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    Powdersville, SC
    Powdersville, SC
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    $31,305
    $31,305
    01/10/2020
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    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Manchester, NH
    Manchester, NH
    12/18/2019
    12/18/2019
    $35,124
    $35,124
    12/18/2019
    Healthful Dental
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    Downers Grove, IL
    Downers Grove, IL
    12/03/2019
    12/03/2019
    $31,305
    $31,305
    12/03/2019
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    11/16/2019
    11/16/2019
    $36,689
    $36,689
    11/16/2019
    Sf Idental
    Sf Idental
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    09/30/2019
    09/30/2019
    $37,566
    $37,566
    09/30/2019
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Dental Assistant/Receptionist
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    08/27/2019
    08/27/2019
    $33,392
    $33,392
    08/27/2019
    Kim, Jong, Hahn, Hong & Han, A Professional Corp
    Kim, Jong, Hahn, Hong & Han, A Professional Corp
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    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    10/23/2017
    10/23/2017
    $32,094
    $32,094
    10/23/2017