The highest paychecks go to Dental Hygienists, who earn an average around $39.11 per hour, closely trailed by Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants ($23.00), Treatment Coordinator, Dentals ($19.29), and Benefits Coordinators (about $17.29). Dental Assistants make an average $14.72, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $28.00 per hour) can be spotted in Lake Elsinore, Calif.; San Diego, Calif. ($26.00), Irvine, Calif. (about $20.62), and Turlock, Calif. ($17.00) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $15.25) in Tucson, Ariz., one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Nevada; pay there average to $22.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $17.80 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Pacific Dental Services Incorporated folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $16.99 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $17.67 per hour for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Science (AS); Pacific Dental Services Incorporated awards $42.50 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Insurance; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $17.99 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated is Radiology; about two-fifths of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Patient Education, Customer Service, and CAD/CAM.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in seven respondents receive paid vacation and sick leave. A little more than half of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of employees can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include special cash bonus/group incentives, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.