Dental Assistant Overview

According to Dental Post,

  • In 2021, 61% of full-time dental assistant salaries range from $31,000 to $50,000. 14% are earning over $50K. This is an increase over 2020, when 52% of full-time dental assistant salaries ranged from $31,000 to $50,000 and 12% were earning over $50k.
  • Over the last year, the percentage of dental assistants reporting total income less than or equal to $20k dropped from 8% to 4.5%.
  • Between 48% and 49% indicated their duties had been increased due to the pandemic. Of those who reported doing more, 18.5% of them said they were being compensated for the additional COVID-19 related duties.
  • The average hourly rate of responding dental assistants is $21.95. Only 15% make less than $18.00 an hour.
  • Dental assistants, who work more than 30 hours a week, reported an average yearly income of $39,071. When DentalPost examined the average income at different ages of experience.

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