Median pay for Dental Assistants in San Antonio, Texas is around $14.33 per hour. Approximately one-third enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and nearly one in ten get vision benefits. Though the majority of Dental Assistants in San Antonio do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,262 - $32,317
(Median)
$21K
$29K
$32K
MEDIAN: $28,877
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$10.45 - $18.39
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$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$21,262 - $32,317  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,980  
Total Pay (?
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$21,989 - $38,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.45 - $18.39  
   
Overtime
$18.75  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,980  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,989 - $38,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $27K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. As Dental Assistants in San Antonio, Texas reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $37K.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 13%


National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries


Office Administration
up arrow 5%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 4%

Orthodontics
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Periodontics
up arrow 2%

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Instrument Control
0%

Spanish Language
0%

National Average
$30,000

Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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