Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salary

Women account for the majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $18.23 per hour. About one in three enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and nearly one in ten get vision benefits. Most Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$21,745 - $46,152
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$22K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,165
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$13.02 - $23.25
(Median)
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,745 - $46,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,568  
Total Pay (?
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$27,417 - $48,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $23.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,568  
   
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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$27,417 - $48,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Job Description for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function

  • Clean and polish coronal surfaces of teeth to remove stains, apply fluoride treatment.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Take impressions and bite registrations.
  • Fit preliminary crowns for adjustments, place temporary restorative material in teeth.
  • Place and remove matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $39K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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