An Entry-Level Dental Assistant in San Diego, California earns an average wage of $12.93 per hour.

$9.80 - $17.85
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $17.85  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,450 - $38,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Periodontics
up arrow 3%

Radiology
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
up arrow 4%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 4%

Patient Education
up arrow 5%

Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Instrument Control
up arrow 10%

Orthodontics
up arrow 10%

Spanish Language
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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