Bringing in the most money are Dental Hygienists — their earnings average approximately $35.23 per hour. Technical Support Supervisors are a close second at $28.50 along with Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants (around $22.00) and Dental Assistant Leads ($21.38). Earning only $12.00 on average, Dental Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $28.50 per hour) can be spotted in Irvine, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev. (around $25.75), La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (about $19.95), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($19.55) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($17.50) in San Bernardino, Calif., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Pacific Dental Services Incorporated employees make the most in Nevada, earning approximately $25.75 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated for between five and 10 years earn $18.90 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Pacific Dental Services Incorporated folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $15.72 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $18.54 per hour for Certified Dental Assistants; non-accredited workers make much less. At Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at $21.00.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Periodontics; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $32.50 per hour. Radiology is a popular skill in the Pacific Dental Services Incorporated workforce; around half of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Patient Education, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated can sometimes lack paid time off; 29 percent get paid vacation days, and one in eight respondents receive paid sick leave. Pacific Dental Services Incorporated sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. For nearly all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, supplemental maternity leave, and 401(a).