Dental Assistant salary in the United States

Average salary
$31,000/yr
Based on 33,941 income tax records
$17,000
$53,000
Age:
Average salary by age
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$31K
 
$34K
 
$35K
 
$35K
$17,000
$53,000
How much do Dental Assistants make?
The average total salary for a Dental Assistant is $31,000 per year. This is based on data from 33,941 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Dental Assistant and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Dental Assistant salary can vary between $17,000 to $53,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Dental Assistant salary by location

Dental Assistant salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Marion County, OR
10 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$35K – $57K
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Willamette Dental Group PC, Multnomah County, OR
13 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$22K – $59K
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US Department Of Defense, Maricopa County, AZ
14 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$22K – $48K
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Community Health Assoc Of Spokan, Spokane County, WA
20 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$34K – $62K
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Bopp Tarver Pllc, Polk County, FL
12 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$28K – $47K
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Ga Partners Arizona, Maricopa County, AZ
11 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$22K – $54K
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Peninsula Community Health Servi, Kitsap County, WA
12 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$28K – $52K
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Coke Management Group, Bexar County, TX
18 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$22K – $47K
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Riccobene Associates I Dds Pa, Wake County, NC
10 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$27K – $50K
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Pacific Dental Services, El Paso County, CO
10 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$25K – $57K
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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clini, Yakima County, WA
13 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$26K – $41K
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Rl Howell Associates, Virginia Beach County, VA
14 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$20K – $40K
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Lane Associates, Wake County, NC
10 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$20K – $59K
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ADP, Maricopa County, AZ
15 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$21K – $45K
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Dental Care Alliance, Virginia Beach County, VA
13 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$16K – $40K
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Apeo, Maricopa County, AZ
11 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$20K – $42K
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Proservice Pacific, Honolulu County, HI
11 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$26K – $37K
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Heartland Dental, Tulsa County, OK
13 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$16K – $34K
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Dental Health Group, Hillsborough County, FL
12 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$22K – $40K
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Goochland Dentistry, Chesterfield County, VA
14 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$21K – $46K
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G&A Partners, Mesa County, CO
18 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$25K – $39K
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Dental Associates Family, Milwaukee County, WI
15 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$17K – $35K
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Knowles Smith Associat Es, Cumberland County, NC
15 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$23K – $34K
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UT Health Science Center, Bexar County, TX
18 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$22K – $34K
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Mortenson Dental Health, Jefferson County, KY
12 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$21K – $40K
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Greenberg Dental Associates, Duval County, FL
10 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$19K – $39K
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Pediatric Dental Providers, Bernalillo County, NM
11 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$17K – $39K
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Modern Dental Professionalssan, Bexar County, TX
12 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$16K – $36K

Dental Assistant demographics in United States

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69% are single
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31% are married
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45% have kids
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35% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Dental Assistants in United States

33,941 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a dental assistant in the United States is $31,000 per year. Dental assistant salaries in the United States can vary between $17,000 to $53,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 33,941 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as dental assistant.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for dental assistants in the United States: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan ($53,500 a year), Willamette Dental Group PC ($47,500 a year), and US Department of Defense ($43,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for dental assistants in the United States: Minneapolis Metro Area, MN ($41,000 a year), Seattle Metro Area, WA ($37,500 a year), and Boston Metro Area, MA ($37,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.