The average rate for a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is $15.09 per hour.
Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Total Pay (?
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$23,400 - $46,331
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32,858
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Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Total Pay (?
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$10.57 - $20.34
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,400 - $46,331  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $5,152  
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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$22,393 - $43,314  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 744
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $20.34  
   
Overtime
$7.03 - $28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $5,152  
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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$22,393 - $43,314  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 744
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Job Description for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • 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 Dental Assistant (CDA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 9%
Oral Surgery
up arrow 3%
Radiology
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National Average
$32,000
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Gender
Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 31%
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