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Fast Facts for Dental Assistants in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Punta Gorda, Sebastian and Fort Walton Beach
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tallahassee, Port St. Lucie and Orlando
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Miami and Orlando

Salaries for Dental Assistants in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Naples, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach

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More Florida Dental Assistant Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Fort Lauderdale
Bachelors
43,700
Lake Worth
Bachelors
30,520
Tampa
Associates
27,061
Jacksonville
Bachelors
24,078
Fort Pierce
Bachelors
18,244
Fort Myers
Bachelors
16,627
Tampa
Associates
16,411
Cocoa
Bachelors
15,825
Gainesville
Bachelors
15,404
Daytona Beach
Bachelors
12,706
Tallahassee
Bachelors
12,200
New Port Richey
Bachelors
11,822
Ocala
Bachelors
7,375
Niceville
Bachelors
5,761
Panama City
Bachelors
5,483
Hialeah
Masters
3,251
Coconut Creek
N/A
2,737
Avon Park
Bachelors
2,722
Orlando
N/A
1,539
Miami Lakes
N/A
971
Davie
N/A
936
Tampa
N/A
924
Orlando
Associates
859
Bradenton
N/A
829
Saint Petersburg
N/A
783
Hialeah
N/A
704
Pensacola
Associates
624
Naples
N/A
619
Miami
N/A
581
Miami
N/A
578
Miramar
Associates
551
Orlando
Bachelors
535
Pembroke Pines
Associates
529
Jacksonville
Associates
445
Orange Park
Associates
425
Saint Augustine
N/A
418
Port Saint Lucie
Associates
408
Lakeland
N/A
407
Tampa
Associates
404
Orlando
Associates
355
Clearwater
Associates
274
Spring Hill
Associates
241
Port Charlotte
N/A
194
Sarasota
Associates
187
Tampa
Bachelors
57
North Miami Beach
N/A
46

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Dental Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Dental Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Dental Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville1310 $36,110
Cape Coral-Fort Myers600 $39,150
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin160 $37,840
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach530 $35,640
Gainesville330 $38,010
Homosassa Springs60 $36,420
Lakeland-Winter Haven430 $35,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach6150 $38,690
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island290 $40,820
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton940 $40,770
Ocala200 $35,950
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford2610 $35,950
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville640 $36,470
Panama City150 $33,870
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent390 $37,680
Port St. Lucie400 $39,430
Punta Gorda140 $38,680
Sebastian-Vero Beach180 $38,070
Sebring80 $37,120
Tallahassee320 $38,720
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater2670 $39,230
The Villages100 $37,270

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