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2021 Pennsylvania Dental Assistants Salary Guide

Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

Pennsylvania Dental Assistants Salary 2021

Salary

$40.1K

Growth

8%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Dental Assistants Make in Pennsylvania 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $27,730 $33,270 $40,050 $49,710 $59,780
Hourly Wage $13.33 $16 $19.25 $23.90 $28.74

How Much Do Dental Assistants Make in Pennsylvania 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$27,730
$33,270
$40,050
$49,710
$59,780
Hourly Wage
$13.33
$16
$19.25
$23.90
$28.74

What Do Dental Assistants Do?

Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

Also known as:

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Certified Registered Dental Assistant, Dental Assistant (DA), Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA), Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Oral Surgery Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant (Ortho Assistant), Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Surgical Dental Assistant

  • Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures.
  • Clean medical equipment.
  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Operate medical equipment.
  • Record vital statistics or other health information.
  • Interview patients to gather medical information.
  • Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures.
  • Explain technical medical information to patients.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Inventory medical supplies or equipment.
  • Fit patients for assistive devices.
  • Make patient-assistive devices or device models.
  • Make patient-assistive devices or device models.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
  • Process medical billing information.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Make patient-assistive devices or device models.
  • Make patient-assistive devices or device models.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Clean medical equipment.

Dental Assistants Job Outlook in Pennsylvania

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
Pennsylvania 11,270 12,210 8% 1,410
United States 354,600 378,000 7% 39,000

Dental Assistants Job Outlook in Pennsylvania

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
Pennsylvania
11,270
12,210
8%
1,410
United States
354,600
378,000
7%
39,000

Dental Assistants Schooling & Experience

  • Postsecondary certificate
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Dental Assistants Schools in Pennsylvania

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
All-State Career School Dental Assisting/Assistant Essington, PA At least one but less than two years: 39
Berks Career & Technology Center Dental Assisting/Assistant Leesport, PA At least one but less than two years: 0
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Dental Assisting/Assistant Pleasant Gap, PA At least one but less than two years: 7
Fortis Institute-Erie Dental Assisting/Assistant Erie, PA At least one but less than two years: 19
Fortis Institute-Scranton Dental Assisting/Assistant Scranton, PA 2 years: 15
Great Lakes Institute of Technology Dental Assisting/Assistant Erie, PA At least one but less than two years: 23
Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Dental Assisting/Assistant Altoona, PA At least one but less than two years: 9
Less than one year: 15
Harcum College Dental Assisting/Assistant Bryn Mawr, PA 2 years: 7
At least one but less than two years: 6
Harris School of Business-Upper Darby Campus Dental Assisting/Assistant Upper Darby, PA At least one but less than two years: 48
Harrisburg Area Community College Dental Assisting/Assistant Harrisburg, PA At least one but less than two years: 16

Dental Assistants Schools in Pennsylvania

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Essington, PA
At least one but less than two years: 39
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Leesport, PA
At least one but less than two years: 0
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Pleasant Gap, PA
At least one but less than two years: 7
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Erie, PA
At least one but less than two years: 19
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Scranton, PA
2 years: 15
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Erie, PA
At least one but less than two years: 23
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Altoona, PA
At least one but less than two years: 9
Less than one year: 15
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Bryn Mawr, PA
2 years: 7
At least one but less than two years: 6
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Upper Darby, PA
At least one but less than two years: 48
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Harrisburg, PA
At least one but less than two years: 16

Dental Assistants Jobs in Pennsylvania.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
$15 minimum to start - Front Door/Asset Protection Specialist Best Buy North Wales, Pennsylvania 09/23/2021 No
$15 minimum to start - Order Fulfillment/Inventory Specialist Best Buy North Wales, Pennsylvania 09/23/2021 No
$15 minimum to start - Sales Floor Advisor Best Buy North Wales, Pennsylvania 09/23/2021 No
Academic Affairs Coordinator University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 09/24/2021 Yes
Admin Asst 2 Nordstrom Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 09/24/2021 No
Administrative Asst I Resources For Human Development, Inc. Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 09/23/2021 No
Application Developer Lead - ServiceNow Geisinger Health System Danville, Pennsylvania 09/24/2021 Yes
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DINING SERVICES Compass Group, North America PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania 09/24/2021 Yes
Assistant Manager Inspire Brands LEECHBURG, Pennsylvania 09/24/2021 Yes
Assistant Manager - Arby's Inspire Brands LATROBE, Pennsylvania 09/24/2021 Yes

Dental Assistants Jobs in Pennsylvania.

Location

Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA King Of Prussia, PA Harrisburg, PA York, PA North Wales, PA Danville, PA Reading, PA Lancaster, PA Chambersburg, PA Bethlehem, PA Wilkes-Barre, PA Wilkes Barre, PA West Chester, PA Scranton, PA Easton, PA Carlisle, PA Allentown, PA Wyomissing, PA Williamsport, PA Pittston, PA Myerstown, PA Mechanicsburg, PA State College, PA Springfield, PA Plymouth Meeting, PA Newville, PA Lebanon, PA Kulpsville, PA Hanover, PA Greensburg, PA Erie, PA Willow Grove, PA West Mifflin, PA Warminster, PA Shippensburg, PA Sewickley, PA Schnecksville, PA Robinson Township, PA Quarryville, PA Pottstown, PA Pennsylvania, USA New Alexandria, PA Monroeville, PA Malvern, PA Lewistown, PA Leola, PA Langhorne, PA Jersey Shore, PA Hershey, PA Hatfield, PA Hamburg, PA Gilbertsville, PA Exton, PA Elizabethtown, PA Downingtown, PA Cranberry Township, PA Columbia, PA Bristol, PA Bloomsburg, PA Beaver, PA Ambridge, PA Altoona, PA Yeadon, PA Wyncote, PA Whitehall, PA Waynesburg, PA Wayne, PA Washington, PA Warrington, PA Valley Forge, PA Upper Darby, PA Uniontown, PA Tunkhannock, PA Trexlertown, PA Topton, PA Temple, PA Tannersville, PA Spring Grove, PA Selinsgrove, PA Saxonburg, PA Radnor, PA Pottsville, PA Port Matilda, PA Point Pleasant, PA Pine Grove, PA Pennsdale, PA Pen Argyl, PA Palmyra, PA Norristown, PA Newtown, PA New Stanton, PA New Oxford, PA New Castle, PA Mount Lebanon, PA Moosic, PA Moon, PA Montgomery County, PA Milton, PA Millersburg, PA Meshoppen, PA Merion Station, PA Meadville, PA Mcknight, PA Mcadoo, PA Manayunk, PA Macungie, PA Luzerne County, PA Littlestown, PA Lititz, PA Levittown, PA Lemoyne, PA Leechburg, PA Latrobe, PA Johnstown, PA Jessup, PA Jennersville, PA Jenkintown, PA Hummelstown, PA Horsham, PA Havertown, PA Grove City, PA Greencastle, PA Grantville, PA Gettysburg, PA Folsom, PA Feasterville-Trevose, PA Feasterville, PA Fairless Hills, PA Export, PA Doylestown, PA Dover, PA Dickson City, PA Cressona, PA Coraopolis, PA Coopersburg, PA Conshohocken, PA Conneautville, PA Collier Township, PA Chester, PA Chalfont, PA Canonsburg, PA Campbelltown, PA Camp Hill, PA Brackenridge, PA Borough Of Langhorne, PA Blue Bell, PA Bethel Park, PA Belle Vernon, PA Aston, PA Annville, PA
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Company

Allied Universal Burlington Compass Group, North America Geisinger Health System Nordstrom Best Buy University of Pennsylvania EY Beemac Logistics A Place For Mom Anthem, Inc. CHE Services US Foods Wegmans Aimbridge Hospitality American Airlines National Vision Santander US Stoneridge Retirement Living Utilities Service, LLC CareerStaff Unlimited Enterprise Holdings FedEx Logistics Menno Haven Senior Living Ryder System Waste Management Amada Senior Care Chipotle Mexican Grill G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. Greene, Tweed & Co. Inspire Brands University City Housing Company WindStream Communications AVI Foodsystems CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Cabela's Canon USA & Affiliates Dart Container Elderwood/Pediatric/PostAcute/Woodmark Papa John's International Republic Services Resources For Human Development, Inc. Rise Baking Company Staples System One The Wireless Experience Tractor Supply Company UPMC United Natural Foods Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration ALDI Access Services Arrow Electronics BluePearl BrightSpring Health Services CVS Health Camping World Change Healthcare Dandy Mini Marts EY Encompass Home Health Flexential Gallagher Gannett Fleming, Inc. Genesis Healthcare Goddard School Heritage Ministries IH Services JBT Corporation Kelly Services McAfee Enterprise McDonald's Mondelez International Nicholson Construction Co OctaPharma Plasma PA Real Estate Investment Potential, Inc. ProgenyHealth Reliant Rehabilitation Robert Half Select Energy Services Suburban Propane Sykes Thermo Fisher Scientific UMB Bank USI Insurance Services WellSpan Health verizon
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Best Buy
North Wales, Pennsylvania
09/23/2021
No
Best Buy
North Wales, Pennsylvania
09/23/2021
No
Best Buy
North Wales, Pennsylvania
09/23/2021
No
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
09/24/2021
Yes
Nordstrom
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
09/24/2021
No
Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
09/23/2021
No
Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pennsylvania
09/24/2021
Yes
Compass Group, North America
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania
09/24/2021
Yes
Inspire Brands
LEECHBURG, Pennsylvania
09/24/2021
Yes
Inspire Brands
LATROBE, Pennsylvania
09/24/2021
Yes

Dental Assistants Salary Guide 2021

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