Dental Assistant Wages
Wages and Job Outlook
The Department of Labor puts together statistics each year about different careers. The current report states that job prospects for dental assistants should be excellent. Throughout the whole country, employment for dental assistants is expected to grow over 29%. This is much faster than than most occupations – in fact – dental assisting will be one of the fastest growing occupations from 2006-2016. North Carolina, because of its high growth, is even better! Employment for dental assistants is expected to grow by 53% from 2002-2012!
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In addition, dental assistants earn good money while working in a clean, well-lighted environment with good hours. The national average is between $11.94 and $17.44 an hour depending on skills and certifications. Dental assistants with experience and expanded duties can earn over $20.00 an hour. In Charlotte, where the current demand is high, salaries are even higher.