Dental assistants are most often employed by the Offices of dentists industry. The average yearly wage for Dental assistants was $33,103 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dental assistants by wage are Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Fence erectors, and Recreational therapists.
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 Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, Dane County (West) PUMA, WI, and Outer Green Bay City PUMA, WI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dental assistants are Redding City PUMA, CA, Inside Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX, and Outer Green Bay City PUMA, WI.