South Carolina Dental Assistant Salaries

The national average salary for a dental assistant is just over $33,000. The average annual South Carolina dental assistant salary, as reported in 2008 by the BLS, is $31,270. However, current jobs listed at indeed.com for dental assistants in the state range from $28,000 to almost $40,000. Location and experience are large factors in a dental assistant’s salary. Experience may also play role in determining an accurate salary. Below are the average salaries of jobs currently available in some of the largest cities in South Carolina.

National - $37,000
South Carolina - $37,000
Columbia – $30,000
Charleston – $31,000
North Charleston – $31,000
Rock Hill – $33,000
Mount Pleasant – $34,000
Greenville – $31,000


South Carolina Dental Assistant Associations

Dental Assisting National Board
444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611
(312)642-3368 – Phone
(312)642-8507 – Fax
www.danb.org - Website

South Carolina Dental Assistant Association
www.scdaa.net – Website

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