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Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) is $17.11 per hour.
Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Salary (?
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$23,786 - $48,380
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32,131
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Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Salary (?
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$12.80 - $22.03
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,786 - $48,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
Profit Sharing
$733 - $3,888  
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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$26,618 - $46,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $22.03  
   
Overtime
$16.36 - $31.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$733 - $3,888  
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).
)
$26,618 - $46,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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Job Description for Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA)

  • 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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Experience Affects Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 58%