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Fast Facts for Dental Assistants in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hanford, Chico and Yuba City
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, Merced and San Diego
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, Riverside and San Diego

Salaries for Dental Assistants in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Santa Rosa, San Francisco and Oakland

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More California Dental Assistant Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Pasadena
Associates
27,165
San Marcos
Associates
23,923
San Diego
Bachelors
23,560
Sacramento
Associates
22,042
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,002
Costa Mesa
Associates
21,731
Santa Rosa
Associates
21,217
San Francisco
Associates
21,189
Norwalk
Associates
20,979
Pleasant Hill
Associates
19,419
Los Angeles
Associates
17,661
Cypress
Associates
15,941
Los Altos Hills
Bachelors
15,369
Glendora
Associates
12,753
Santa Maria
Associates
12,012
Reedley
Associates
10,052
Moreno Valley
Associates
9,202
San Mateo
Associates
9,048
San Jose
Associates
8,121
Imperial
Associates
7,824
Monterey
Associates
7,815
Oxnard
Associates
7,115
Alameda
Associates
6,397
San Pablo
Associates
6,340
Kentfield
Associates
5,621
Visalia
Associates
5,553
Eureka
Associates
4,804
La Puente
Associates
3,951
Ontario
Associates
1,425
Los Angeles
Associates
1,315
Sacramento
Associates
1,186
Anaheim
Associates
1,067
Chula Vista
Associates
975
Colton
N/A
918
Downey
N/A
864
Fresno
N/A
841
Riverside
N/A
755
Bakersfield
N/A
746
San Jose
Associates
715
North Hollywood
Associates
681
San Bernardino
Associates
679
Gardena
N/A
677
San Diego
Associates
654
San Diego
Associates
634
Lancaster
N/A
619
Huntington Park
N/A
598
Encino
N/A
570
Garden Grove
Associates
547
Stockton
Associates
545
Long Beach
N/A
479
Anaheim
N/A
477
Citrus Heights
Associates
448
Stockton
N/A
447
Chula Vista
N/A
447
El Monte
N/A
445
Pleasant Hill
Associates
437
San Leandro
Associates
416
Vista
Associates
397
Visalia
N/A
393
Ontario
N/A
364
Pomona
Associates
356
San Luis Obispo
N/A
335
West Covina
Associates
315
San Marcos
N/A
299
Vacaville
N/A
282
Salida
Associates
229
Sacramento
Associates
224
Panorama City
Associates
224
Pomona
N/A
218
Palm Springs
Associates
214
Riverside
Associates
196
Pasadena
N/A
192
Palm Desert
N/A
185
Bakersfield
Associates
179
Riverside
N/A
167
Glendale
N/A
161
Lancaster
N/A
160
Clovis
Associates
146
Indio
N/A
144
Carson
N/A
133
Concord
N/A
122
Riverside
Associates
104
Cerritos
N/A
87
Chico
N/A
74
North Hollywood
N/A
47
Temple City
N/A
40
Canyon Country
Bachelors
0

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Dental Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Dental Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Dental Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield900 $40,860
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade3060 $40,710
Salinas530 $43,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim17010 $36,910
Madera140 $41,470
Merced220 $36,500
Modesto620 $36,050
Napa170 $48,260
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura1040 $42,150
Redding310 $37,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario4830 $34,550
San Diego-Carlsbad4070 $39,030
Santa Rosa670 $47,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward6780 $46,620
Stockton-Lodi970 $37,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara3410 $49,250
Vallejo-Fairfield580 $46,880
Visalia-Porterville390 $35,110
Yuba City160 $39,550
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande400 $38,420
Santa Cruz-Watsonville390 $42,990
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara690 $41,170
Chico250 $39,570
El Centro150 $38,090
Fresno1270 $33,760
Hanford-Corcoran150 $42,500

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