Dental assistants are most often employed by the Offices of dentists industry. The average yearly wage for Dental assistants was $32,574 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dental assistants by wage are Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Plasterers & stucco masons, and Upholsterers.
Dental assistants are part of the Healthcare Support Occupations, along with Home health aides, Personal care aides, Nursing assistants, Orderlies and psychiatric aides, Occupational therapy assistants & aides, and 9 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Dental assistants are Hancock & Shelby Counties PUMA, IN, Collin County (East) PUMA, TX, and Oakland County (Southeast) PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dental assistants are Hancock & Shelby Counties PUMA, IN, Collin County (East) PUMA, TX, and Tucson City (South) PUMA, AZ.