Dental assistant earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Dental assistant salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $44,702
Alabama $29,602
Arkansas $32,948
Arizona $41,690
California $38,740
Colorado $40,170
Connecticut $44,080
District of Columbia $46,630
Delaware $40,150
Florida $39,590
Georgia $36,760
Guam $26,750
Hawaii $33,781
Iowa $38,386
Idaho $27,098
Illinois $29,898
Indiana $32,146
Kansas $35,068
Kentucky $31,193
Louisiana $31,930
Massachusetts $45,760
Maryland $41,180
Maine $41,110
Michigan $36,660
Minnesota $49,220
Missouri $38,270
Mississippi $31,640
Montana $36,850
North Carolina $41,660
North Dakota $44,320
Nebraska $35,850
New Hampshire $47,900
New Jersey $41,950
New Mexico $34,870
Nevada $38,010
New York $38,170
Ohio $36,960
Oklahoma $36,180
Oregon $43,990
Pennsylvania $33,387
Puerto Rico $18,300
Rhode Island $43,890
South Carolina $38,600
South Dakota $37,310
Tennessee $37,250
Texas $35,930
Utah $30,940
Virginia $43,520
Virgin Islands $31,470
Vermont $44,020
Washington $42,260
Wisconsin $38,150
West Virginia $30,970
Wyoming $34,860

How do dental assistant salaries compare to similar careers?

Dental assistants earn about the same as related careers in Virginia. On average, they make less than ophthalmic medical technologists but more than ophthalmic medical technicians.

Career Median Salary
Ophthalmic medical technologist salary $45K
Surgical assistant salary $45K
Optician salary $46K
Medical appliance technician salary $39K
Licensed practical nurse salary $43K
Dental assistant salary $44K
Hearing aid specialist salary $39K
Medical records technician salary $39K
Endoscopy technician salary $42K
Ophthalmic medical technician salary $37K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)