Dental Assistant Salary in San Antonio, Texas

Earnings for San Antonio Dental Assistants come in at around $14.11 per hour on average. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly two in five, and over one-half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Dental Assistants in San Antonio, Texas (90 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,585 - $37,528
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$38K
MEDIAN: $29,886
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50%
90%

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$10.23 - $17.95
(Median)
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,585 - $37,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,517  
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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$22,374 - $37,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $17.95  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $26.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,517  
   
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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$22,374 - $37,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant in San Antonio, Texas

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


For Dental Assistants in San Antonio, Texas, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $26K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $32K. Dental Assistants in San Antonio claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant in San Antonio, Texas Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 17%


National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant in San Antonio, Texas Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 6%

Order Inventory
up arrow 5%

Periodontics
up arrow 2%

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 1%

Instrument Control
0%

Orthodontics
0%

National Average
$30,000

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 29%
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