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How much do dental assistants make?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that dental assistants make a mean annual income of $42,310 as of May 2020, which is approximately $40.30 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of dental assistants earned less than $28,940, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $58,390.
How much do dental assistants earn in each state?
The table below compares dental assistant salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of dental assistants in each state as well as the number of dental assistants per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.