Dental Assistant in Houston, Texas Salary

The average wage for a Dental Assistant in Houston, Texas is $14.56 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Orthodontics, Pediatrics, Periodontics, and Oral Surgery. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$14,331 - $45,981
$14K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,374
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$10.08 - $19.22
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,331 - $45,981  
   
Bonus
$148.99 - $2,013  
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$21,159 - $40,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $19.22  
   
Overtime
$17.07  
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$148.99 - $2,013  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,159 - $40,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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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

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 26 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲21%

▲5%

National Average
$31,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

▲11%

Periodontics
▲11%



Radiology
▼0%

National Average
$31,000





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 52%