Certified Orthodontic Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Certified Orthodontic Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $18.68 per hour on average. For the most part, Certified Orthodontic Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in three, and just under a fifth earn dental coverage.

$14.77 - $23.55
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MEDIAN: $18.68
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $23.55  
   
Overtime
$33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$100.00 - $3,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,687 - $49,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Job Description for Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Certified orthodontic assistants are responsible for assisting in routine and specialty orthodontic procedures within a dental office, as tasks include preparing examination rooms, sterilizing instruments, and answering patients' questions. An X-ray certification is typically required for this position, and these assistants are also tasked with taking and pouring impressions and bite registrations as well as making vacuum-formed retainers. Aspiring orthodontic assistants should be well-versed in providing basic orthodontic care to patients while following all guidelines and standards set in the Dental Care Act, and they are also responsible for maintaining current CPR certification at all times.

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Certified Orthodontic Assistant Tasks

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Orthodontic Assistants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. Certified Orthodontic Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $44K.

Key Stats for Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Certified Orthodontic Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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