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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: $26.71
Statewide median: $23.00

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Dental Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$17.16 $20.51 $24.81
Minnesota
$23.17 $26.71 $30.34
Central Minnesota
$21.69 $24.15 $26.65
Northeast Minnesota
$20.08 $23.56 $27.92
Northwest Minnesota
$21.00 $22.98 $25.09
Southeast Minnesota
$22.70 $25.41 $28.80
Southwest Minnesota
$22.00 $23.82 $25.62
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$24.99 $28.38 $31.33

* "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 5,110 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 seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 6,657 new Dental Assistants to meet market demand between 2020-2030. 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%
2020 2030 Number Percent
Minnesota 5,237 5,614 377 7.2%
2018 2028 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 584 670 86 14.7%
Northeast Minnesota 331 368 37 11.2%
Northwest Minnesota 551 590 39 7.1%
Southeast Minnesota 561 624 63 11.2%
Southwest Minnesota 371 415 44 11.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,369 3,793 424 12.6%


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




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