Salaries can frequently be a touchy topic in the process of finding and filling dental jobs. How much money should an experienced dental hygienist in the Frisco, TX area earn? What should a dental practice in Austin, TX offer as a starting salary to a qualified candidate for an open dental assistant job? What are the variances in salary between a dentist in San Francisco, CA and one in Buffalo, NY? The answers to these questions can often mean the difference between making a good match, and losing a good employee.
Employees looking for a dental job or working as a dental hygienist, dental assistant, or dental front office staff want to be sure they are compensated fairly for their work, but nobody in the practice wants to reveal their salary. See how your salary measures up with Dental Salary Connect. Dental employers want to be sure they are paying a competitive salary in their market, in order to attract and keep qualified employees, but don’t want to unknowingly pay too much or too little.
Fortunately DentalSpots.com has come up with a solution, with the introduction of the latest tool in its dental networking platform – Salary Connect. Relying on its extensive membership and database, DentalSpots.com has compiled a treasure trove of information regarding what jobs pay in the dental industry. While other salary tools might offer a generic national average, Salary Connect can provide minimum, maximum and median salaries by dental job title that are specific to a geographic region.
The tool provides benefits for both sides of the dental salary equation, without revealing any confidential information. A dental hygienist looking for a new job in Houston, TX, for example, simply selects the job title and geographic area, and immediately has a better handle on the salary situation in that market. Somebody who is moving from one area to another can check out potential job salaries to allow for better family budgeting. And dental employees who want to know whether their own salary is competitive can find out in a matter of seconds.
Dental employers benefit as well from the open availability of salary information. It can be frustrating trying to hire and retain qualified employees when there is no response to advertisements or they leave shortly after starting the job. Perhaps salary levels are factoring into this equation. When there is turnover in a dental practice, the whole office suffers in terms of productivity and income earning potential. Taking good care of employees from a morale and financial point of view makes good business sense, and is more cost-effective in the long term as opposed to having a high degree of unrest and office turmoil.
DentalSpots.com and its patient-facing site, ChooseYourDentist.com, have the ultimate suite of practice management tools. With Staff Connect, Patient Connect and now Salary Connect, dental employers and dental employees have all the tools needed to connect the dental dots. Further information on Salary Connect may be found at DentalSpots.com, or by following us on social media.