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Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salary

Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $18.17 per hour. Job satisfaction for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants is high. Nearly one in three receive medical and dental insurance and close to one-tenth get vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$12.78 - $22.95
(Median)
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $22.95  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $44.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
   
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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$26,552 - $48,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $37K. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 5%

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
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 51%
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