Average Dental Assistant Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

$14.80
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$900
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant in Houston, Texas is $14.80.
10%
$10.33
10%
$14.80
50%
$19.79
90%
90%
MEDIAN $14.80
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Bonus
$127 - $2,451
Total Pay
$21,902 - $41,364

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Job Description for Dental Assistant

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Dental Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Dental Assistant
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFD...
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Dental Office Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant

Skills in Radiology, Patient Education and Oral Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Instrument Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.79 based on 32 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.45 based on 136 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.40 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.13 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 37.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.8% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (6.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 296 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.8%
Early Career
45.9%
Mid Career
19.3%
Experienced
16.2%
Late Career
7.8%