The average pay for a Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) is $17.33 per hour.
Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Total Pay (?
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$23,289 - $40,468
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MEDIAN: $30,517
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Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Total Pay (?
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$12.85 - $22.25
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,289 - $40,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $4,013  
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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$26,347 - $46,810  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $22.25  
   
Overtime
$20.30 - $33.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $4,013  
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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$26,347 - $46,810  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 314
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%
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Gender
Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 55%
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