Utah Dental Assistant Salaries

In Utah, the salaries for dental assistants are right along the lines of their pay in other states. The average dental assistant salary according to a May 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics Report, was $26,560 per year. This breaks down to being around $9.00-$17.00 per hour.

Many dental offices do not feel the need to pay dental assistants as high as the national average simply due to the fact there are so many dental assistants in the state. Dental offices also tend to pay the least amount, salary wise, to dental hygienist and dental assistants. Medical centers tend to pay the best in both professions.

Below are the averages, by city, of jobs currently open in each field as advertised on indeed.com. Cities are listed in order of their population, from greatest to least residents.

National – $37,000
Utah - $30,000
Salt Lake City - $27,000
West Valley City - $27,000
Provo - $23,000
West Jordan - $27,000
Sandy - $27,000
Orem - $24,000
Ogden - $28,000
St. George - $32,000
Layton - $29,000
Taylorsville - $27,000


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