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Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salary

Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $18.34 per hour for pay. One-third enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and fewer than one in ten get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$13.51 - $23.45
(Median)
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Hourly Rate
$13.51 - $23.45  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $44.22  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,389 - $50,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 47%