Posted July 22, 2014
Ever wondered how much a Dental Assistant REALLY makes, how many hours per week they work, or even what percentage of them are parents? We did, and we’re excited to share our findings with you.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Dental Assistant is $34,500 per year. However, according to a survey of DentalPost.net users, the average annual salary for a full-time Dental Assistant is closer to $27,000, revealing a 20 percent disparity in annual wages. While workplace realities may differ slightly than industry reports, though, this occupation remains one of the fastest growing in the dental industry and talent continues to be in high demand.
What else did we learn about Dental Assistants in the United States? Far more of them work full-time (35+ hours per week) vs. part time (25 average hours a week on average). The average full-time Dental Assistant works between 36 and 37 hours a week, earning between $24,000 and $27,000 per year, depending on experience. In contrast, the average part-time Dental Assistant works between 24 and 26 hours a week, earning between $19,000 and $22,000 per year.
As we reported in our Dental Hygienist Salary Stack-Up earlier in 2014, experience matters – and so does commitment. Like Dental Hygienists, the Dental Assistants we surveyed reported higher salaries if they had more than 3 years of experience and had worked for their current employer for a longer period of time.
Want to learn more about what we found? Check out the infographic below.
Posted June 21, 2019
Spend more time with family. Have more time to pursue hobbies, go back to college, or write a book. Earn extra income to supplement your current job. Why do you want to temp as a dental assistant or hygienist? Temping in a dental office can be a super-convenient way to earn while maintaining a flexible […]
Posted May 24, 2019
So you’ve decided to find a new job—only to discover that the market is scarce. Job markets (like any market) ebb and flow. Some months, like September and October, are better than others because a lot of companies want to hire before the frenzy of the holidays. Other months, like June and July, aren’t so […]
Posted May 10, 2019
Every working professional runs into a problematic coworker eventually. It’s simply the odds of working with other people. Not everyone you work with will mesh or vibe with your personality or work style. While you can solve a lot of these situations by just ignoring the person, bad coworkers can become a serious issue if […]