How much does a dental assistant in Alabama earn?
Dental assistants in Alabama earn about $30,000 per year. Those that work in larger cities in Alabama can expect to earn more.
I have been a dental assistant for many years. I earn $18 an hour but no benefits other than vacation. This is good job if you find a good DDS to work for but they are often hard to find. Many are concerned only with finding an assistant that works for the smallest amount possible. Not really a good career for the long haul.
In Indianapolis a dental assistant should make $11 an hour just passing instruments, running sterilizer etc... That should jump to $15ish is the assistant is x-ray certified. Now EFDA (expanded functions dental assistant) should make $17-21 if she/he can do a nice filling and is also x-ray certified. Signed an Indy Dentist