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Wages for Dental Assistants in IOWA

Location Pay Period 2018
Low Median High
United States Hourly $12.95 $18.59 $26.35
United States Yearly $26,940 $38,660 $54,800
Iowa Hourly $15.45 $19.39 $25.03
Iowa Yearly $32,130 $40,320 $52,050
Ames, IA Metro Area Hourly $16.99 $22.00 $27.74
Ames, IA Metro Area Yearly $35,330 $45,760 $57,690
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area Hourly $16.48 $21.82 $26.58
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area Yearly $34,280 $45,390 $55,290
Northeast Iowa Balance of State Hourly $15.87 $20.88 $26.50
Northeast Iowa Balance of State Yearly $33,010 $43,440 $55,120
Cedar Rapids, IA Metro Area Hourly $16.59 $20.47 $27.88
Cedar Rapids, IA Metro Area Yearly $34,520 $42,580 $57,990
Iowa City, IA Metro Area Hourly $16.15 $19.18 $24.37
Iowa City, IA Metro Area Yearly $33,590 $39,890 $50,680
Southwest Iowa Balance of State Hourly $15.87 $19.11 $26.83
Southwest Iowa Balance of State Yearly $33,010 $39,740 $55,800
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metro Area Hourly $15.86 $19.08 $25.80
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metro Area Yearly $32,990 $39,690 $53,660
Northwest Iowa Balance of State Hourly $13.89 $18.80 $23.94
Northwest Iowa Balance of State Yearly $28,880 $39,110 $49,800
Southeast Iowa Balance of State Hourly $14.41 $18.38 $23.10
Southeast Iowa Balance of State Yearly $29,960 $38,230 $48,040
Dubuque, IA Metro Area Hourly $14.16 $18.28 $23.30
Dubuque, IA Metro Area Yearly $29,450 $38,020 $48,460
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area Hourly $15.87 $17.88 $21.24
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area Yearly $33,010 $37,190 $44,170
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area Hourly $13.26 $17.13 $23.24
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area Yearly $27,570 $35,640 $48,340
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area Hourly $12.08 $16.59 $22.71
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area Yearly $25,130 $34,510 $47,240


Occupation Description
Dental Assistants

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

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