Dental Assistants in New Jersey
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Dental Assistants in New Jersey are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Dental Assistants in New Jersey is growing faster than average.
Dental Assistants in New Jersey earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Dental Assistants Work in New Jersey?
In 2018, there were 11,010 Dental Assistants working in the state.
There were 10,770 Dental Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 4,550 Dental Assistants working in it, which means New Jersey has more Dental Assistants than average.
Job Projections for New Jersey
Jobs for Dental Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 12.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.5%.
New Jersey Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 1,400 annual job openings, and 12,330 total jobs in 2026 for Dental Assistants in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 45,900 annual jobs and 396,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Dental Assistants Make in New Jersey?
In 2018 wages for Dental Assistants ranged from $29,060 to $60,760 with $41,950 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.97 to $29.21. The median hourly rate was $20.17.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.39 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $0.22.
The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top New Jersey Metros for Dental Assistants
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Dental Assistants.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||21,590||$39,510|
|Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ||240||$45,370|
|Ocean City, NJ||70||$45,150|
Top States for Dental Assistants Employment
The table below shows the states where most Dental Assistants work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Dental Assistants get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$46,630|
Related Careers in NJ
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|Occupation||NJ Employment Total|
|Healthcare Support Workers||6,080|
|Medical Equipment Preparers||2,810|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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