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 $44,940 ( $21.61 per hour) as of 2020, but the range typically falls between $35,170 and $52,490. 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, CA880$18.92$39,360
Chico, CA250$21.34$44,390
El Centro, CA170$23.44$48,760
Fresno, CA1,170$18.55$38,580
Corcoran, CA160$23.16$48,180
Los Angeles, CA16,680$19.83$41,250
Madera, CA170$21.88$45,510
Merced, CA150$17.79$37,010
Modesto, CA720$19.70$40,980
Napa, CA200$24.55$51,070
Ventura, CA810$20.86$43,400
Redding, CA180$20.48$42,600
Riverside, CA4,990$19.28$40,110
Sacramento, CA3,200$23.59$49,080
Salinas, CA460$22.78$47,380
San Diego, CA4,080$21.32$44,340
San Francisco, CA5,630$25.72$53,510
San Jose, CA2,820$26.08$54,250
San Luis Obispo, CA350$25.52$53,080
Santa Cruz, CA320$24.33$50,600
Santa Barbara, CA440$25.22$52,460
Santa Rosa, CA670$28.16$58,570
Stockton, CA750$17.73$36,880
Vallejo, CA420$26.23$54,550
Porterville, CA420$19.00$39,520
Yuba City, CA150$20.38$42,400

All data above was collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is updated as of May 2020.