5 industries where dental assistants earn the most

Home healthcare services is the highest-paying industry for dental assistants in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The federal agency released updated compensation data for dental jobs on April 25 to reflect 2022 information.

Top five highest-paying industries for dental assistants:


Hourly wage


Home healthcare services



State government facilities, excluding schools and hospitals



Management of companies and enterprises



Specialty hospitals, except psychiatric and substance abuse



General medical and surgical hospitals



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