How Much Do Dental Assistants Earn in Ohio?

Ohio is home to a large population served by dentists always on the lookout for qualified dental assistants. These valuable healthcare employees work all over the state, but there are several large metropolitan areas in Ohio with major growth and impressive salaries for dental assistants.

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Growth in jobs for dental assistants is strong in Ohio. Statistics indicate that there were 10,580 individuals employed in this career in the state in 2016. That number is expected to grow to nearly 12,000 by 2026 and keep growing.

Dental assistants in Ohio earn salaries comparable to the national average, around $40,000 per year. Those that make the most, because of experience, special skills or area and employer, can earn over $58,000 annually.

AreaNameBase YearEmployedProjection YearProjected EmploymentChange% ChangeProjected Average Annual Job Openings
United States2018346,0002026384,70038,70019.5%44,800
Ohio201610,580202611,7501,17011.1%1,330
StateTotal EmployedHourly MeanHourly MeanAnnual Mean10th Percentile25th PercentileAnnual Median75th Percentile
U.S.351,470$19.79$41,170$27,980$33,440$40,080$48,550$56,930
Ohio10,910$19.69$40,950$27,400$32,350$38,820$48,090$58,740

The Cincinnati and Columbus metro areas have the highest number of working dental assistants, while Weirton-Steubenville has the least. The highest salaries for dental assistants in Ohio are in Dayton, Columbus, Springfield and Cincinnati.

AreaTotal EmployedHourly MeanAnnual Mean10th Percentile25th PercentileAnnual Median75th Percentile90th Percentile
Akron, OH620$19.71$40,990$31,290$34,730$39,500$48,280$53,520
Canton-Massillon, OH370$17.95$37,330$25,250$30,870$36,130$42,600$53,220
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN2510$20.33$42,280$28,890$32,870$39,900$49,460$60,510
Cleveland-Elyria, OH1930$19.55$40,670$24,610$33,100$39,800$48,060$57,230
Columbus, OH2450$20.51$42,650$27,040$32,600$39,440$49,900$63,800
Dayton, OH670$20.74$43,140$28,640$34,010$40,210$52,490$63,390
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH280$15.92$33,110$22,140$26,430$32,530$38,800$47,120
Lima, OH100$17.26$35,910$26,950$29,390$35,100$40,320$49,200
Mansfield, OH110$15.76$32,780$23,080$25,960$33,420$37,670$40,380
Springfield, OH130$20.49$42,610$25,230$30,360$39,280$52,380$63,400
Toledo, OH440$17.02$35,390$25,720$28,740$34,060$40,090$48,430
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH60$15.89$33,050$21,180$26,330$31,950$39,710$47,050
Wheeling, WV-OH100$16.01$33,310$20,980$27,230$35,070$39,060$42,230
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA440$18.42$38,310$27,550$30,450$35,550$45,870$53,390

Ohio dental assistants earn more than many professionals in similar careers. They make more annually than nursing assistants by as much as $12,000 on average. Physical therapist assistants have the highest salaries in these allied careers, making an average of about $59,000 in Ohio.

OccupationTotal EmployedHourly MeanAnnual Mean10th Percentile25th PercentileAnnual Median75th Percentile90th Percentile
Pharmacy Technicians16470$15.08$31,360$21,650$25,180$30,200$36,710$43,020
Nursing Assistants64360$13.79$28,690$21,990$24,890$28,320$31,780$37,040
Physical Therapist Assistants6040$28.57$59,410$44,420$51,790$58,910$66,520$77,850
Dental Assistants10910$19.69$40,950$27,400$32,350$38,820$48,090$58,740
Medical Assistants25640$15.89$33,060$24,740$28,300$33,000$37,800$41,430
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