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Dental Assistant Salary Information in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of dental assistants in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of dental assistants in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Dental Assistants in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,780
25th Percentile Wage
$27,990
50th Percentile Wage
$31,460
75th Percentile Wage
$37,220
90th Percentile Wage
$41,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dental assistants in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $41,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $25,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.39
25th Percentile Wage
$13.46
50th Percentile Wage
$15.13
75th Percentile Wage
$17.89
90th Percentile Wage
$19.98

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for dental assistants in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.98. The median hourly salary is $15.13. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.39.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dental assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,4607.18%3.91%
201529,200-4.25%-
201430,440-2.53%-
201331,2103.14%-
201230,230--

Table 3. Compare Dental Assistant Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $31,460 in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is in the middle of salary range for dental assistants in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of dental assistants in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 24.2 percent (24.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Lancaster and 12.3 percent (12.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying Johnstown.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lancaster
$41,490
Newark-Union
$41,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$37,290
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$36,320
Reading
$35,450
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$35,410
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$35,240
Altoona
$35,160
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,140
Pittsburgh
$34,560
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$34,320
Lebanon
$32,870
Philadelphia
$32,780
Williamsport
$32,480
York-Hanover
$32,350
State College
$32,140
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$31,460
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,620
Erie
$29,840
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,300
Johnstown
$27,600

See also: Top paying jobs in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania.