Dental Surgery Assistant Salary

The average salary for a Dental Surgery Assistant in the UK is:


Job profile for a Dental Surgery Assistant

assisting the dentist in the surgery. includes things like helping with patient care, going to get the X-rays, preparing the dental fillings, holding the suction tube when patient is having filling done, getting patients from the waiting room at the surgery and generally doing what the dentist wants you to do

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Dental Surgery Assistant Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £15,000.

The average salary in 2009 was £19,000, based on 2 respondents (a difference of 27% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £16,320, based on 1 respondents (a difference of -16% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £15,200, based on 2 respondents (a difference of 0% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Dental Surgery Assistant based on all salary survey responses is: £16,400

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Dental Surgery Assistant is £8.47.

Dental Surgery Assistant Salary By UK Region

These figures use non-job specific statistical weighting from our salary data pool and also include for comparison the salaries for a Dental Surgery Assistant job in US Dollars based on a recent exchante rate (last rate update 02/05/2013 with a pound to dollar exchange rate 1.56) for comparisons for our international visitors
Salary US Dollars Region
£14911 $23261.16 North West
£18469 $28811.64 London
£13556 $21147.36 Yorkshire and North East
£14742 $22997.52 South West
£17453 $27226.68 South East
£14403 $22468.68 Scotland
£15250 $23790 Northern Ireland
£14233 $22203.48 Wales
£15758 $24582.48 Midlands
£14064 $21939.84 East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Dental Surgery Assistant, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £12,708 for a worker in their 20s, £16,606 (30s), £19,656 (40s) and £19,656 (50s).
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