Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $18.21 per hour. Over a third have medical and dental plans, and roughly one in ten have vision insurance. The majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,745 - $46,152
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,165
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$12.80 - $23.31
(Median)
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,745 - $46,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,578  
Total Pay (?
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$26,774 - $48,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $23.31  
   
Overtime
$7.00 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,578  
   
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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$26,774 - $48,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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 $38K. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $40K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$38,000

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
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 49%
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