Dental Assistant in San Antonio, Texas Salary

Median pay for Dental Assistants in San Antonio is around $13.97 per hour. Dental Assistants in San Antonio, Texas who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-half collect dental insurance. Most San Antonio Dental Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$21,070 - $37,212
(Median)
$21K
$29K
$37K
MEDIAN: $28,837
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90%

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$10.20 - $18.01
(Median)
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$21,070 - $37,212  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
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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$22,042 - $37,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $18.01  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $26.63  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
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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$22,042 - $37,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many San Antonio Dental Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $26K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 19%


National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries


Office Administration
up arrow 7%


Periodontics
up arrow 4%

Radiology
up arrow 3%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 3%

Orthodontics
up arrow 2%

Instrument Control
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$29,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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