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Dental assistant salary in New York, NY

How much does a Dental Assistant make in New York, NY?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $23.23
Low $17.87
High $30.20
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a dental assistant is $23.23 per hour in New York, NY. 933 salaries reported, updated at December 7, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in New York, NY

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Dental Assistants in New York, NY

    23 reviews7 salaries reported
    $28.66per hour
  2. $22.45per hour
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Highest paying cities for Dental Assistants near New York, NY

  1. Bronx, NY
    $27.12 per hour
    599 salaries reported
  2. Manhattan, NY
    $23.81 per hour
    70 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $23.23 per hour
    933 salaries reported
  1. Lynbrook, NY
    $22.54 per hour
    30 salaries reported
  2. Garden City, NY
    $22.25 per hour
    35 salaries reported
  3. Brooklyn, NY
    $21.87 per hour
    455 salaries reported
  1. Bayside, NY
    $21.67 per hour
    40 salaries reported
  2. Rochester, NY
    $20.17 per hour
    118 salaries reported
  3. Buffalo, NY
    $20.16 per hour
    95 salaries reported
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Where can a Dental Assistant earn more?

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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 $23.23 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

NYC Health + Hospitals
New York University
209 NYC Dental
Advanced Dental Arts
Rockefeller Dentistry- Dr. Marc Gainor
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Top licenses
Registered Dental Hygienist
Top skills
Anatomy Knowledge
Top specialties
Primary Care

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

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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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Common questions about salaries for a Dental Assistant

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