Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) is $16.90 per hour.
Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Total Pay (?
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$19,820 - $48,449
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32,102
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Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Total Pay (?
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$11.80 - $23.12
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,820 - $48,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,512  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $4,059  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,168 - $48,990  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 601
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $23.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,512  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $4,059  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,168 - $48,990  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 601
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Job Description for Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA)

  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.

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Experience Affects Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Salaries

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$36,000

Skills That Affect Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Salaries

Oral Surgery
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Orthodontics
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$36,000
Radiology
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Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 42%
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