Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salary

Most Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $18.09 per hour. Job satisfaction for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants is high. Nearly one in three have medical and dental plans, and nearly one in ten have vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$12.94 - $22.76
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$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Hourly Rate
$12.94 - $22.76  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $44.22  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,870 - $47,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 51%