Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Certified Orthodontic Assistants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $36K. Certified Orthodontic Assistants see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Certified Orthodontic Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $44K.