Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Orthodontic Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $18.24 per hour. Over a third enjoy medical while nearly one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than a fifth. Most Certified Orthodontic Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$31,200 - $55,000
$42K
MEDIAN: $42,000
50%

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$14.13 - $23.32
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.24
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$42,000  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $5,817  
Total Pay (?
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$28,714 - $50,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $23.32  
   
Overtime
$28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$103.04 - $5,817  
   
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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$28,714 - $50,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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Job Description for Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA)

Certified orthodontic assistants (COA) are responsible for facilitating the orthodontic process and assisting a dentist in their duties. They should have strong interpersonal skills to explain processes and provide technical explanations in simple terms to patients and their families, and they must work well in teams with other assistants, but also on their own with minimal supervision.

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Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Tasks

  • Inform patients regarding pre-op and post-op instructions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 34 salaries. A Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 16 salaries.

Key Stats for Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA)

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 56%