How much does a Dental Assistant make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a dental assistant is $17.81 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
Best-paid skills and qualifications for dental assistants
The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 1600.00% since 2018. Dental Assistants with this certification earn +7.51% more than the average base salary, which is $17.81 per hour.
Top companies hiring dental assistants with the recommended certification
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
Registered Dental Hygienist
Registered Dental Assistant
45% of Dental assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area
Frequently asked questions
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a dental assistant?
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