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Vermont Dental Assistant Salary

Pursuing a dental assisting career in Vermont is an ideal choice for healthcare professionals that are interested in joining a growing field.

According to the Vermont Department of Labor, between 2012 and 2022 the number of employed dental assistants in the state is expected to rise considerably. Most of these new jobs will only require a postsecondary non-degree award.

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Many dental assistants are enticed by job opportunities in Vermont because they often offer higher salaries then the national average. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, here is an accurate account of salary percentiles for dental assistants at the state and national levels in 2013:

  • 10th Percentile VT: $27,300/yr.
  • 10th Percentile US: $24,200/yr.

  • 25th Percentile VT: $33,800/yr.
  • 25th Percentile US: $28,800/yr.

  • Median Percentile VT: $40,200/yr.
  • Median Percentile US: $34,900/yr.

  • 75th Percentile VT: $45,000/yr.
  • 75th Percentile US: $42,000/yr.

  • 90th Percentile VT: $47,900/yr.
  • 90th Percentile US: $48,400/yr.
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Similarly, wage-earning dental assistants in Vermont are typically offered higher pay rates then national standard wage averages. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, here is a current list of wage percentiles for dental assistants at the state and national levels in 2013:

  • 10th Percentile VT: $13.12/hr.
  • 10th Percentile US: $11.64/hr.

  • 25th Percentile VT: $16.25/hr.
  • 25th Percentile US: $13.86/hr.

  • Median Percentile VT: $19.34/hr.
  • Median Percentile US: $16.68/hr.

  • 75th Percentile VT: $21.62/hr.
  • 75th Percentile US: $20.18/hr.

  • 90th Percentile VT: $23.04/hr.
  • 90th Percentile US: $23.24/hr.

Dental Assistant Salary and Wages by Region in 2013

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics presents a glimpse into dental assistants salary and wage earnings within a geographic context in the graph below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Burlington-South Burlington VT
170
40050
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
160
40480
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
90
34710