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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 information 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$38,410
75th Percentile Wage
$35,350
50th Percentile Wage
$30,440
25th Percentile Wage
$27,450
10th Percentile Wage
$25,650

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 $38,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $25,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$18.47
75th Percentile Wage
$16.98
50th Percentile Wage
$14.63
25th Percentile Wage
$13.20
10th Percentile Wage
$12.33

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 $18.47. The median hourly salary is $14.63. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.33.

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 $30,440 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 28.9 percent (28.9%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 24.2 percent (24.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Johnstown.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$42,820
Lancaster
$40,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$35,810
Philadelphia
$34,580
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$34,210
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$33,850
Reading
$33,230
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$32,870
Pittsburgh
$32,050
York-Hanover
$31,960
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$31,890
State College
$31,130
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,780
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,620
Williamsport
$30,510
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,440
Lebanon
$29,480
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,100
Altoona
$28,470
Erie
$27,860
Johnstown
$23,080

Table 4. Comparison of Dental Assistant Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and the Nation

From Table 4, it is noted that the median annual salary of dental assistants in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is lower than the salary statistics of both state of Pennsylvania and the United States. Specifically, the median salary of dental assistants in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area ($30,440) is 7.5 percent (7.5%) lower than that in Pennsylvania ($32,900) and 14.0 percent (14.0%) lower than that in the United States ($35,390).

Region Median annual Salary
USA
$35,390
Pennsylvania
$32,900
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,440

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