Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dental Assistant Salary in Texas


The dental assistant salary in Texas ranges between $9.15 and $18.06 per hour, according to Payscale.com. This range is pretty much in line with the pay range in the other U.S. states. You need to notice the high spread between the minimum and the maximum pay. 

There are a lot of factors that influence the level of the dental assistant wage, so there is room to grow if you are committed and take the right steps.

Dental Hygienist Salary In Texas

The dental hygienist pay in Texas is similar to rest of U.S., i.e. $17.46 - $41.09 per hour (as per Payscale.com). It is easy to see that it can be up to two times higher the dental assistant pay. There are two points you need to consider though, when you compare the two: (a) in order to become a dental hygienist you need further education, which incurs a cost in terms of time and money and (b) dental hygienists don't have additional benefits such as insurance, so you need to deduct an amount for those in order to get to comparable figures.

Texas Dentist Salary 

For perspective, you can also take a look at the dentist pay, as if you are willing to work hard, it is possible to advance your dental career to this level. It is hard to isolate a specific salary level per state, because there are so many factors that influence the earning potential, that it becomes irrelevant to try to do this.  

We can therefore look at the national data. The U.S. dentist salary range is $59,000 - $200,104 per year, according to Payscale.com. Depending on where you work, you may receive in addition to the salary also a bonus and/or profit sharing, which can amount up to $30,000 per year in each case.

As a conclusion, there are money to be made in the dental field, in Texas, as well as in the rest of United States. Wherever your starting point is, there is room to grow. It is entirely up to you to work hard and get to the earnings level you aim for.

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