4 Reasons Dental Assistants Are Paid So Well

  1. There is a serious nationwide shortage of dental assistants and dentists must find and hire dental assistants ASAP to keep their businesses running.
  2. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is expected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for any other career.
  3. The median dental assistant salary in Arizona was $41,000 in 2020 and is still rising.
  4. Top 10 percent of dental assistants earn more than $56,930.


When weighing job opportunities, a dental assistant should also take into consideration health insurance, retirement plans, vacation time, compensation for continuing education and growth opportunities. These all play an important role in earning potential.

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