A Dental Assistant in Houston, Texas earns an average wage of $14.63 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.
Dental Assistant in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$25,183 - $48,487
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MEDIAN: $32,000
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Dental Assistant in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$9.75 - $20.00
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,183 - $48,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,650  
Total Pay (?
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$21,117 - $44,256  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $20.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,650  
   
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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$21,117 - $44,256  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant in Houston, Texas
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Dental Assistant in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant in Houston, Texas Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 13%
Customer Service
up arrow 7%
Office Administration
up arrow 7%
Radiology
up arrow 4%
Order Inventory
0%
Pediatrics
0%
Periodontics
0%
National Average
$31,000
Patient Education
up arrow 3%
Spanish Language
up arrow 4%
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Gender
Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 44%
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