Dental Assistant in San Antonio, Texas Salary

San Antonio Dental Assistants pull down an average of $13.97 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and approximately one-half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dental Assistants in San Antonio, Texas. Women account for the majority of Dental Assistants in San Antonio who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,070 - $37,212
(Median)
$21K
$29K
$37K
MEDIAN: $28,837
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$10.20 - $18.01
(Median)
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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 (?
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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 Dental Assistants in San Antonio, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $26K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $32K. On average, San Antonio Dental Assistants make $35K following one to two decades on the job. Dental Assistants in San Antonio, Texas who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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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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