The average wage for a Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function is $17.67 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Total Pay (?
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$12.53 - $23.22
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $23.22  
   
Overtime
$7.00 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$26,214 - $50,204  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%
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Gender
Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 47%
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