Average Entry-Level Dental Assistant with Patient Education Skills Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$11.77
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Dental Assistant with Patient Education skills in Houston, Texas is $11.77.
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$8.96
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$11.77
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$16.82
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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant

Skills in Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Spanish Language, Instrument Control and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.55 based on 51 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.49 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.54 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 8.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Fort Worth, Texas (6.0% more) and Virginia Beach, Virginia (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (4.9% less) and San Antonio, Texas (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 92 survey responses.
Early Career
55.4%
Mid Career
22.8%
Experienced
16.3%
Late Career
5.4%