A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.
After graduation, dental assisting graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $67,732, while the bottom 20% make closer to $35,336. The median grad salary is $48,922.
Dental Assisting graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in dental assisting is $34,541, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $42,055.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for dental assisting graduates
The highest paying career for dental assisting graduates is dental assistant, with top salaries averaging around $33,168.
As per most recent US census
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