Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is $15.07 per hour.
Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Total Pay (?
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$23,557 - $45,429
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31,476
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Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Total Pay (?
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$10.51 - $20.44
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,557 - $45,429  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $7,450  
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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$22,359 - $43,412  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.51 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$5.93 - $28.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $7,450  
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).
)
$22,359 - $43,412  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 607
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$32,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 10%
Radiology
up arrow 4%
Oral Surgery
up arrow 2%
National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 31%
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