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29.0% Jobs Projection
$30,940 Median Salary
810 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Dental Assistants in Utah are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Dental Assistants in Utah is growing faster than average.

  • Dental Assistants in Utah earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Dental Assistants Work in Utah?

5,060 people worked as Dental Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,220 Dental Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Dental Assistants in UT Employment Trend

The typical state has 4,550 Dental Assistants working in it, which means Utah has more Dental Assistants than average.

Dental Assistants in UT vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Utah

Jobs for Dental Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 29.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.5%.

Job Projections for Dental Assistants: Nation vs. UT

Utah Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 810 annual job openings, and 6,810 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 Utah?

In 2018 wages for Dental Assistants ranged from $21,260 to $40,510 with $30,940 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.22 to $19.48. The median hourly rate was $14.88.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.36 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.52.

The median salary in Utah is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Dental Assistants Earnings: UT vs. National Average

Top Utah 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
Salt Lake City, UT 1,810 $31,650
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1,070 $30,870
Provo-Orem, UT 1,050 $29,320
St. George, UT 370 $32,200
Logan, UT-ID 270 $28,450

Top States for Dental Assistants Employment

View the list below to see where most Dental Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 53,110 $38,740
Texas 30,290 $35,930
Florida 19,180 $38,790
New York 19,110 $38,170
Illinois 12,820 $39,790
Pennsylvania 11,130 $37,960
New Jersey 11,010 $41,950
Ohio 10,590 $36,960
Washington 10,510 $42,260
Michigan 9,960 $36,660
North Carolina 9,420 $41,660
Georgia 8,590 $36,760
Virginia 8,520 $43,520
Massachusetts 8,110 $45,760
Colorado 7,910 $40,170
Arizona 6,850 $41,690
Indiana 6,090 $39,590
Tennessee 6,070 $37,250
Wisconsin 6,060 $38,150
Maryland 6,020 $41,180

Below are the states where Dental Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Minnesota $49,220
New Hampshire $47,900
District of Columbia $46,630
Alaska $46,100
Massachusetts $45,760
North Dakota $44,320
Connecticut $44,080
Vermont $44,020
Oregon $43,990
Rhode Island $43,890

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