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Dental Assistant salary in Atlanta, GA

How much does a Dental Assistant make in Atlanta, GA?

Average base salary

$21.88
arrow up5%
above national average

Most common benefits

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401(k)
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The average salary for a dental assistant is $21.88 per hour in Atlanta, GA. 101 salaries reported, updated at June 29, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Atlanta, GA

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Dental Assistants in Atlanta, GA

  1. Timber Dental
    3.3star
    35 reviews51 salaries reported
    $27.32per hour
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Highest paying cities for Dental Assistants near Atlanta, GA

  1. Atlanta, GA
    $21.88 per hour
    101 salaries reported
  2. Alpharetta, GA
    $21.02 per hour
    52 salaries reported
  3. Marietta, GA
    $19.35 per hour
    34 salaries reported
  1. Norcross, GA
    $19.26 per hour
    52 salaries reported
  2. Savannah, GA
    $19.25 per hour
    62 salaries reported
  3. Augusta, GA
    $19.12 per hour
    24 salaries reported
  1. Decatur, GA
    $18.87 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  2. Gainesville, GA
    $18.28 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  3. Conyers, GA
    $18.08 per hour
    6 salaries reported
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Dental Assistants

Most recommended certification

EFDA Certification

earn +7.51% more

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 $21.88 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20171increase by 1
20181decrease by 0.00%
201917increase by 1600.00%

Top companies hiring Dental Assistants with the recommended certification

UEI College -- Stone Mountain
Smyrna Dentist Office
Dr. Curtis C. Williams III DDS MPH LLC
Coast Dental and Orthodontics
Midtown Smile Center
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Top licenses
Registered Dental Hygienist
+21.49%salary
Top skills
Anatomy Knowledge
+18.97%salary
Top specialties
Primary Care
+5.76%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top LicensesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
29 jobs53
2,967 jobs4,336
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Most common benefits for Dental Assistants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Uniform allowance
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,022 ratings

45% of Dental Assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Atlanta, GA?

Orthodontic Assistant

64 job openings

Average $22.75 per hour

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