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Certified Orthodontic Assistant Salary

Most Certified Orthodontic Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $17.70 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to just over a fifth, and roughly a tenth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$24,161 - $53,638
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,972
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$12.56 - $22.55
(Median)
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,161 - $53,638  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$26,178 - $47,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $22.55  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$26,178 - $47,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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Job Description for Certified Orthodontic Assistant

  • Inform patients regarding pre-op and post-op instructions.
  • Prepare for procedures by organizing instruments and equipment.
  • Document treatment by charting in patient records.
  • Assist dentist during orthodontic examinations and procedures.
  • Sterilize and disinfect orthodontic instruments and equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Certified Orthodontic Assistants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. Certified Orthodontic Assistants bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Certified Orthodontic Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 71%
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