Dental assistants are most often employed by the Offices of dentists industry. The average yearly wage for Dental assistants was $33,149 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dental assistants by wage are Pharmacy technicians, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, and Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks.
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 Outer Green Bay City PUMA, WI, Doña Ana County (Outer) PUMA, NM, and Sweetwater RegionChula Vista City (East) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dental assistants are Doña Ana County (Outer) PUMA, NM, Lynn City, Swampscott & Nahant Towns PUMA, MA, and Boise (North & West) & Garden City Cities PUMA, ID.