The highest paychecks go to Dental Hygienists, who earn $35.23, closely trailed by Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants (around $22.00), Dental Assistant Leads (about $19.61), and Treatment Coordinator, Dentals ($17.71). Near the bottom at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated are Dental Assistants, pulling in just $13.00.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $17.33. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home $15.72 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.00 per hour) can be spotted in Irvine; La Canada Flintridge ($19.95), Lake Elsinore (around $17.87), and Denver (approximately $17.58) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $15.00) is Woodland. Across Pacific Dental Services Incorporated's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Oregon earn the most, taking home $21.75 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $17.87 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Licensed Dental X-Ray Technician can certainly pay off here; those folks make $17.49. Pacific Dental Services Incorporated provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene — these employees rake in about $35.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Scheduling; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $17.80. One of the more prevalent skills at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated is Radiology, with more than two-fifths considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Patient Education, CAD/CAM, and Microsoft Office.
At Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, there are significantly more females than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only half of workers receiving paid vacation and one in seven workers receiving paid sick days. A solid majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Pacific Dental Services Incorporated provides health insurance to the greater part of workers, and a strong majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Pacific Dental Services Incorporated also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, supplemental maternity leave, and gym membership.