Orthodontic Assistant in San Diego, California Salary

An Orthodontic Assistant in San Diego, California earns an average wage of $21.00 per hour.

$15.10 - $28.81
$15
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $21.82
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $15.10 - $28.81
Overtime $27.25
Annual Data $0$59K
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$32,767 - $59,495
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic assistants work in dental offices and perform a variety of functions to assist the orthodontist and help the practice function efficiently. They prepare the patient for the orthodontist by taking x-rays and impressions, performing preliminary examinations and collecting diagnostic data. They may also have other duties in the practice related to record keeping, sterilization of equipment and lab work.

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Orthodontic Assistant Tasks

  • Document treatment by charting in patient records
  • Sterilize and disinfect orthodontic instruments and equipment
  • Assist dentist during orthodontic examinations and procedures
  • Prepare for procedures by organizing instruments and equipment
  • Inform patients on pre-op and post-op instructions

About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

Orthodontic Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Orthodontic Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
36%

Skills That Affect Orthodontic Assistant Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Radiology
▼19%

Patient Education
▼19%

Orthodontics
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 67%