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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 $17.58 per hour. Just over one in five enjoy medical while less than one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$12.77 - $22.44
(Median)
$13
$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $22.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
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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$26,495 - $47,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, 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 3%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 72%