The average wage for a Dental Assistant in San Jose, California is $15.26 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Office Administration and Order Inventory.

$12.21 - $21.10
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $21.10  
   
Overtime
$23.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$21,895 - $44,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 17%

Order Inventory
up arrow 17%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Orthodontics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Oral Surgery
up arrow 1%

Instrument Control
up arrow 2%

Radiology
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Spanish Language
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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