Dental Assistant in Tucson Salary

A Dental Assistant in Tucson, Arizona earns an average wage of $13.01 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Office Administration, Order Inventory, Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Spanish Language.

$11.12 - $19.00
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$19
MEDIAN: $13.01
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Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $19.00  
   
Overtime
$17.69  
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$23,883 - $38,579  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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About Tucson, Arizona

Pima County, Arizona
531,674
Male:
264,893 (49.8%)
Female:
266,781 (50.2%)
Tucson (/ˈtuːsɒn/ /tuːˈsɒn/) is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 980,263. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area (CSA), with a total population of 1,010,025 as of the 2010 Census. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles (174 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi (97 km) north of the U.S.–Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 59th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Roughly 150 Tucson companies are involved in the design and manufacture of optics and optoelectronics systems, earning Tucson the nickname Optics Valley. Major incorporated suburbs of...
Tucson:
$38,155
Arizona:
$51,492
$775
Tucson:
$139,400
Arizona:
$194,300
5.8%

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 5 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

▲22%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$28,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
▲26%

Orthodontics
▲20%

Order Inventory
▲20%

Periodontics
▲16%

Spanish Language
▲12%

Oral Surgery
▲9%

Patient Education
▲9%


Instrument Control
▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$28,000

Pediatrics
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 45%