The average wage for a Dental Assistant in Houston, Texas is $14.80 per hour. A skill in Orthodontics is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,365 - $45,654  
   
Bonus
$145.44 - $2,061  
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$21,460 - $41,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $19.20  
   
Overtime
$17.49  
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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$145.44 - $2,061  
   
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$21,460 - $41,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

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

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 11%

Periodontics
up arrow 8%


Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Order Inventory
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$31,000

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

Instrument Control
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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