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Dental Assistant Salary in San Antonio, Texas (United States)

For San Antonio Dental Assistants, hourly average wages total $14.00 per hour. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Dental Assistants in San Antonio are female. Work is enjoyable for Dental Assistants in San Antonio, Texas, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to just over two-fifths, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Dental Assistant in San Antonio, Texas Salary (?
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$9.89 - $17.62
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $17.62  
   
Overtime
$7.45 - $26.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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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$21,932 - $36,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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 San Antonio Dental Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $25K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. Dental Assistants in San Antonio, Texas bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 in San Antonio, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant in San Antonio, Texas Salaries

Order Inventory
up arrow 8%
Office Administration
up arrow 3%
Periodontics
up arrow 3%
Radiology
up arrow 2%
Orthodontics
0%
National Average
$30,000
Instrument Control
up arrow 2%
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
Spanish Language
up arrow 2%
Pediatrics
up arrow 4%
Oral Surgery
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 21%