The highest paychecks go to Dental Hygienists, who earn an average $35.67 per hour, closely trailed by Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants ($22.00), Dental Assistant Leads (approximately $20.22), and Treatment Coordinator, Dentals ($17.69). Pacific Dental Services Incorporated hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Dental Assistants (around $12.21 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $28.50 per hour) can be spotted in Irvine, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz. (approximately $20.68), La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (around $19.95), and Denver, Colo. ($17.58) are the next top-paying cities. At $15.00, Woodland, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Nevada; pay there average to $25.75 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $18.57 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Pacific Dental Services Incorporated folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $15.98 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists earn about $17.95 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. It pays to have an Associate of Arts (AA), Communication at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated — these employees make the most at approximately $21.00 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Order Inventory; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $19.30 per hour. A common skill in Pacific Dental Services Incorporated's work force is Radiology; more than two-fifths of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Patient Education, Customer Service, and Scheduling.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated; the company rewards only one in three employees with paid vacation time and only one in ten employees with sick leave. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for most workers and dental coverage for most respondents. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, supplemental maternity leave, and 401(a).