Dental assistant earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Dental assistant salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Minnesota $49,790
Massachusetts $48,000
Oregon $47,850
Alaska $47,720
North Dakota $47,660
New Hampshire $47,600
District of Columbia $47,550
Rhode Island $47,400
New York $47,250
Connecticut $47,190
California $47,140
New Jersey $46,970
Vermont $46,910
Maryland $46,830
Washington $46,640
Maine $46,630
Iowa $46,230
Colorado $46,170
North Carolina $45,810
South Dakota $45,530
Delaware $45,110
Pennsylvania $44,780
Illinois $43,220
Arizona $39,480
Wisconsin $39,090
Ohio $39,040
Virginia $38,450
Wyoming $38,410
Indiana $38,280
Nebraska $38,100
South Carolina $38,040
Florida $37,790
Tennessee $37,760
Michigan $37,640
Oklahoma $37,520
Kansas $37,490
Missouri $37,470
Georgia $37,460
Hawaii $37,430
Texas $37,360
Guam $37,300
New Mexico $37,250
Montana $37,220
Nevada $37,140
Virgin Islands, U.S. $37,120
Idaho $37,100
Kentucky $37,080
Utah $36,810
Arkansas $36,450
Alabama $36,300
West Virginia $35,970
Mississippi $30,820
Louisiana $30,280
Puerto Rico $17,630

How do dental assistant salaries compare to similar careers?

Dental assistants earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than surgical assistants but more than phlebotomists.

Career Median Salary
Surgical assistant salary $46K
Neurodiagnostic technologist salary $46K
Community health worker salary $47K
Medical appliance technician salary $45K
Optician salary $38K
Dental assistant salary $39K
Ophthalmic medical technician salary $37K
Endoscopy technician salary $38K
Medical administrative assistant salary $37K
Phlebotomist salary $37K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)