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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salary

$37,226 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$17.90 hourly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$37,226
Median
$58,000
90 %

How much does a Dental Assistant/Receptionist make?

Dental assistant/receptionists make $37,226 per year on average, or $17.9 per hour, in the United States. Dental assistant/receptionists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $58,000.

Location impacts how much a dental assistant/receptionist can expect to make. Dental assistant/receptionists make the most in Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, California, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Dental Assistant/Receptionists

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

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Dental Assistant/Receptionist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Oregon$45,771$22.01571
2Maine$38,734$18.62243
3Massachusetts$41,390$19.901,323
4Washington$40,695$19.561,150
5Arizona$36,993$17.79843
6Alaska$44,527$21.4185
7Michigan$35,576$17.101,165
8Minnesota$40,131$19.29682
9Indiana$34,729$16.701,029
10Nevada$40,401$19.42179
11Connecticut$38,576$18.55494
12California$43,282$20.812,805
13New Jersey$39,994$19.23946
14Pennsylvania$36,609$17.601,548
15New Hampshire$36,589$17.59195
16Vermont$39,949$19.2145
17Rhode Island$36,436$17.52123
18New York$37,977$18.261,617
19South Carolina$34,484$16.58576
20Hawaii$44,968$21.6256
21Maryland$38,998$18.75696
22Utah$33,660$16.18394
23Texas$33,735$16.222,300
24Ohio$32,783$15.761,241
25Iowa$33,977$16.34315
26Virginia$39,063$18.78654
27Delaware$38,499$18.5166
28Wyoming$36,385$17.4914
29Tennessee$32,145$15.45663
30Colorado$33,917$16.31716
31Wisconsin$31,477$15.13718
32North Dakota$33,522$16.1242
33Georgia$33,277$16.00978
34Illinois$34,102$16.401,077
35Florida$30,114$14.482,892
36North Carolina$33,413$16.06852
37New Mexico$31,823$15.30211
38Kentucky$31,479$15.13357
39Montana$30,566$14.70126
40South Dakota$31,516$15.1567
41Kansas$31,389$15.09237
42Oklahoma$29,283$14.08319
43Nebraska$30,723$14.77197
44Idaho$31,314$15.05122
45Missouri$29,853$14.35562
46West Virginia$30,359$14.6098
47District of Columbia$34,863$16.7669
48Louisiana$29,144$14.01254
49Alabama$28,877$13.88255
50Arkansas$27,388$13.17112
51Mississippi$26,033$12.5285

Highest Paying Cities For Dental Assistant/Receptionists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Beaverton, OR$45,227$21.74
2Anchorage, AK$44,798$21.54
3San Diego, CA$41,650$20.02
4Boston, MA$41,291$19.85
5Blaine, MN$40,207$19.33
6Alexandria, VA$39,336$18.91
7Catonsville, MD$39,028$18.76
8Philadelphia, PA$36,820$17.70
9Manchester, NH$36,624$17.61
10Tucson, AZ$36,280$17.44
11Davenport, IA$35,477$17.06
12Apex, NC$33,995$16.34
13Missouri City, TX$33,846$16.27
14Arvada, CO$33,772$16.24
15Toledo, OH$32,827$15.78

Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salary Details

Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salary

What is a Dental Assistant/Receptionist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$58,000$4,833$28
75th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23
Average$37,226$3,102$18
25th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14
10th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Dental Technician$58,449$4,871$28.1045,536
Receptionist$29,180$2,432$14.0365,671
Dental Receptionist$32,933$2,744$15.8366,076

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Dr. Dental Jobs (91)
  2. Dental Associates Jobs (28)
  3. Great Expressions Dental Centers Jobs (24)
  4. Familia Dental Jobs (17)
  5. Western Dental Jobs (39)

Which Companies Pay Dental Assistant/Receptionists The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Mount Sinai Health System and WellSpan Health are the highest paying companies for dental assistant/receptionists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Mount Sinai Health System$120,883$58.1278
2WellSpan Health$40,265$19.3641
3Metro Dentalcare$37,256$17.9155
4Children's Dental Services$37,226$17.90
5Chinatown Service Center$37,226$17.90
6Familia Dental$37,226$17.90
7North Country HealthCare$37,226$17.90
8American Family Services Inc$37,226$17.90
9Plaza Health Network$37,226$17.90
10New Day$37,226$17.90
11El Centro Family Health$37,226$17.90
12Hillview Mental Health Center, Inc.$37,226$17.90
13South River High School$37,226$17.90
14Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine$37,226$17.90
15HealthSource of Ohio$37,226$17.90
16Heartland Dental$36,980$17.781449
17TRU Community Care$36,392$17.50
18Dental Care Alliance$36,285$17.44266
19Smiles Dental Care$36,227$17.428
20Family Dental$36,224$17.4245

Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salary Trends

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.

Average Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salary Over Time

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

    Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$37,200$17.90+2.7%
    2021$36,200$17.42+3.5%
    2020$34,900$16.80+2.7%
    2019$34,000$16.35+1.8%
    2018$33,400$16.05+2.6%

    Recently Added Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Temecula Oral SurgeryDental Assistant/ReceptionistTemecula, CA05/30/2022$33,392
    Digital SmilesDental Receptionist/AssistantYorba Linda, CA04/28/2022$35,479
    John M. Gowey, DDS, Inc.Dental Assistant/ReceptionistPleasanton, CA04/27/2022$62,610
    Lincoln Park Dental OfficeDental Assistant/ReceptionistChicago, IL04/27/2022$31,305
    Friedman Dental GroupDental Assistant/ReceptionistMiami, FL04/14/2022$31,305
    Brockton Family DentalDental Assistant/ReceptionistBrockton, MA10/27/2020$29,218
    So-Well Dental AssociatesDental AdministratorChicago, IL05/26/2020$41,740
    Easter Seals New HampshireDental Assistant/ReceptionistManchester, NH01/29/2020$35,124
    University of PennsylvaniaDental Assistant/ReceptionistPhiladelphia, PA01/28/2020$36,689
    Robert HalfDental Assistant/ReceptionistPowdersville, SC01/10/2020$31,305

    Dental Assistant/Receptionist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Dental Assistant/Receptionists the most?

    Oregon pays Dental Assistant/Receptionists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $45,771 per year, or $22.01 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Dental Assistant/Receptionist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Dental Assistant/Receptionist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Hawaii you should be paid close to $44,968 per year.

    What type of Dental Assistant/Receptionist gets paid the most?

    Clerical Dentist Assistant gets paid the most. Clerical Dentist Assistant made a median salary of $114,485. The best-paid 10 percent make $164,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $79,000.

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