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What is the average salary for a Dental Assistant?

The average salary of a Dental Assistant is $17.1. Salaries start from $11.6 and go up to $23.3. Please note that the average salary for a Dental Assistant may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $23.3
Starting ($11.64)
Junior ($13.86)
Experienced ($16.78)
Senior ($20.18)
Highest ($23.25)
Highest

The top 10% of Dental Assistants in United States earn:

$23.3
Senior

The top 25% of Dental Assistants in United States earn:

$20.2
Experienced

The middle 50% of Dental Assistants in United States earn:

$16.8
Junior

The bottom 25% of Dental Assistants in United States earn:

$13.9
Starting

The bottom 10% of Dental Assistants in United States earn:

$11.6

Historical salary

Dental Assistant salary by state

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State Salary Rank
New Hampshire 21.1 1
Alaska 20.8 2
Minnesota 20.6 3
Massachusetts 20.2 4
Connecticut 19.6 5
Washington 19.2 6
North Dakota 19.2 7
Oregon 19.0 8
New Jersey 18.9 9
Vermont 18.8 10
District of Columbia 18.5 11
Maryland 18.5 12
Maine 18.3 13
California 18.1 14
Colorado 18.1 15
Arizona 18.1 16
North Carolina 18.0 17
Nevada 17.4 18
Virginia 17.4 19
Wisconsin 17.2 20
Delaware 17.2 21
United States 17.1 22
New York 17.1 23
Iowa 17.1 24
Rhode Island 17.1 25
Kansas 17.1 26
Indiana 16.9 27
Ohio 16.9 28
South Carolina 16.6 29
Michigan 16.5 30
Illinois 16.5 31
Florida 16.5 32
Tennessee 16.5 33
Georgia 16.3 34
Missouri 16.3 35
Pennsylvania 16.1 36
Hawaii 15.9 37
Montana 15.8 38
Wyoming 15.8 39
Texas 15.7 40
New Mexico 15.3 41
Kentucky 15.2 42
Virgin Islands 15.2 43
South Dakota 15.1 44
Nebraska 15 45
Oklahoma 14.9 46
Idaho 14.9 47
Alabama 14.8 48
Arkansas 14.7 49
Mississippi 14.4 50
Louisiana 14.1 51
Guam 14.0 52
West Virginia 13.8 53
Utah 13.4 54
Puerto Rico 8.4 55

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