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Dental Assistants (31-9091)

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 1213 1322 8.99 59 83 153
United States 346000 384700 0.0 16900 24000 44800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 20.34 13.91 16.57 19.80 23.95 28.07
Alaska 24.63 17.33 19.79 23.13 28.37 33.69
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.05 16.74 18.75 21.61 24.52 29.38
Fairbanks North Star Borough 24.97 16.99 19.37 23.78 28.51 31.10
Balance of State 27.44 18.72 21.23 25.59 32.12 38.46

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.