The average pay for a Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) is $16.55 per hour.
Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Total Pay (?
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$18,721 - $48,418
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MEDIAN: $30,955
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Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Total Pay (?
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$11.69 - $22.91
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,721 - $48,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,960  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,848  
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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$24,155 - $48,838  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 740
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $22.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $2.63  
Overtime
$1.71 - $34.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,848  
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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$24,155 - $48,838  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 740
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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

Experienced
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$35,000

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

Orthodontics
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Pediatrics
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Radiology
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National Average
$35,000
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Gender
Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 41%
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