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Dental Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $25.33
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Dental Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$16.37 $19.61 $23.76
Minnesota
$22.27 $25.33 $28.77
Central Minnesota
$21.07 $23.34 $25.71
Northeast Minnesota
$20.21 $23.34 $26.25
Northwest Minnesota
$19.23 $21.32 $23.78
Southeast Minnesota
$22.22 $25.10 $28.56
Southwest Minnesota
$21.23 $23.01 $24.81
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$23.64 $26.62 $29.69

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 5,740 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Dental Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 7,526 new Dental Assistants to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Dental Assistants
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 346,000 384,700 38,700 11.2%
Minnesota 2018 2028 Number Percent
Statewide 5,741 6,443 702 12.2%
Central Minnesota 550 614 64 11.6%
Northeast Minnesota 324 311 -13 -4%
Northwest Minnesota 473 482 9 1.9%
Southeast Minnesota 537 597 60 11.2%
Southwest Minnesota 380 373 -7 -1.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,403 3,720 317 9.3%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.