Women make up the vast majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $18.47 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Over a third enjoy medical while one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in ten. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,348 - $44,346
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$34K
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MEDIAN: $34,118
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$12.56 - $24.38
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$34,118  
   
Bonus
$389.78 - $1,987  
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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$25,912 - $50,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $24.38  
   
Overtime
$20.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$389.78 - $1,987  
   
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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$25,912 - $50,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $39K.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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