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What is the average Dental Assistant salary for California?

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How much does a Dental Assistant make in California? The average Dental Assistant salary in California is $46,060 ( $22.15 per hour) as of 2021, but the range typically falls between $37,440 and $48,190. Dental Assistant salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, as well as years of experience.

Average Dental Assistant salary for California

(Percentile wage estimates for Dental Assistants)

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Average Dental Assistant salary by metro-area

CityEmployed Dental AssistantsAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Bakersfield, CA970$20.54$42,720
Chico, CA230$20.61$42,860
El Centro, CA140$22.64$47,100
Fresno, CA1,270$19.65$40,870
Corcoran, CA200$23.03$47,900
Los Angeles, CA15,740$20.84$43,340
Madera, CA150$21.83$45,400
Merced, CA210$20.36$42,340
Modesto, CA800$19.88$41,350
Napa, CA190$24.43$50,820
Ventura, CA970$20.83$43,330
Redding, CA220$20.78$43,220
Riverside, CA4,700$19.79$41,160
Sacramento, CA3,250$22.25$46,290
Salinas, CA630$22.94$47,720
San Diego, CA4,370$21.17$44,030
San Francisco, CA5,980$26.51$55,150
San Jose, CA2,940$26.25$54,590
San Luis Obispo, CA330$22.45$46,700
Santa Cruz, CA400$23.82$49,540
Santa Barbara, CA610$23.43$48,730
Santa Rosa, CA740$25.27$52,550
Stockton, CA700$22.83$47,480
Vallejo, CA540$23.76$49,410
Porterville, CA420$20.26$42,150
Yuba City, CA200$22.38$46,550

All data above was collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is updated as of May 2021.