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Dental Assistants Salary Guide 2021

Dental Assistants Salary

Salary

$41.2K

Growth

7%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Dental Assistants Make in 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $28,940 $34,470 $41,180 $49,810 $58,390
Hourly Wage $13.91 $16.57 $19.80 $23.95 $28.07

How Much Do Dental Assistants Make in 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$28,940
$34,470
$41,180
$49,810
$58,390
Hourly Wage
$13.91
$16.57
$19.80
$23.95
$28.07

Dental Assistants Job Description

Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

Also known as:

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Certified Registered Dental Assistant, Dental Assistant (DA), Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA), Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Oral Surgery Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant (Ortho Assistant), Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Surgical Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 354,600 378,000 7% 39,000

Dental Assistants Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
354,600
378,000
7%
39,000