Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salary

Most Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $18.30 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one in three claim medical and dental insurance and about a tenth get vision coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$12.96 - $23.43
(Median)
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $23.43  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $44.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,578  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,163 - $49,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $38K. For Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 51%
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