Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $17.93 per hour. The range in pay spans from $12.69 per hour to $23.34. About a third report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and less than 10 percent collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salary (?
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$12.69 - $23.34
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Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $23.34  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $44.22  
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$0.00 - $1,521  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,566 - $50,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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 start at $31K, which grows to $37K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $41K after 10 to 20 years. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants' salaries shift downward after two decades on the job, averaging $41K. The majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$37,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 44%