The highest paychecks go to Dental Hygienists, who earn an average approximately $36.00 per hour, closely trailed by Technical Support Supervisors ($28.50), Office Managers (around $20.54), and Dental Assistant Leads ($20.50). Dental Assistants at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $12.77 on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($28.50 per hour) can be spotted in Irvine, Calif.; San Diego, Calif. ($27.00), Phoenix, Ariz. (around $20.00), and San Bernardino, Calif. (approximately $17.50) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Pacific Dental Services Incorporated employees make the most in Texas, earning about $24.00 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $19.19 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $15.35 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Dental Assistants have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $18.16 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in approximately $38.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Oral Surgery; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $19.21 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Radiology; on the survey, close to one-half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Patient Education, Customer Service, and Order Inventory round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
22 percent receive paid vacation, and only 9 percent get sick leave. Almost all survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for the vast majority of employees also include dental insurance. Perks also include life insurance and 401(a).