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Utah Dental Assistant Salary

When the Utah Department of Workforce Services issued their report on 2008-2018 occupational projections, the dental assisting profession was given a notable mention. With more 100 annual job openings for this growth period, dental assistants are among the top ten fastest growing occupations in the state.

This government-issued report stated the average employment growth rate for all occupations in Utah between 2008 and 2018 is expected to be 2.1%. By comparison, the dental assistant profession is slated to far exceed this average with a growth rate of 5.4%.

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Average Salary by Income Percentiles in Utah

The Department of Workforce Services shows that in May 2013, dental assistants employed in Utah were earning an average median wage of $3.25/hr. or an average median salary of $27,549/yr. However, employers often paid inexperienced dental assistants a reduced average median wage of $11.10/hr. or an average median salary of $23,085/yr.

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According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2013, dental assistants in Utah were earning a broad range of average wages. Here are wage earning percentiles for that year:

  • 25th Percentile” $11.71/hr.
  • Median Percentile: $13.15/hr.
  • 75th Percentile: $14.57/hr.
  • 90th Percentile: $17.21/hr.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2013, dental assistants in Utah experienced great salary differences between percentiles:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Logan UT-ID
240
22840
Ogden-Clearfield UT
890
28250
Provo-Orem UT
1010
28340
St. George UT
240
29660
Salt Lake City UT
1960
28330
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area
70
26320
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area
80
27510
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area
140
27060
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
220
24280