Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salary

Most Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $21.37 per hour. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants. In this profession, more than two-fifths enjoy medical and dental coverage, and slightly less than one-fifth have vision insurance, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$24,135 - $56,142
$24K
$36K
$56K
MEDIAN: $35,565
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.82 - $30.42
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.37
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,135 - $56,142  
   
Bonus
$125.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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).
)
$30,396 - $63,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $30.42  
   
Overtime
$18.16 - $47.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$125.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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).
)
$30,396 - $63,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 389

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)

Dental assistants help provide patient care in a dental setting. Registered expanded function dental assistants (RDAEFs) are dental assistants who are authorized to perform duties beyond a dental assistant's traditional duties. Duties of RDAEFs vary depending upon the state and the specific dental office in which an assistant works. RDAEFs might take X-rays, perform orthodontic functions, apply topical agents, polish teeth, and/or administer nitrous oxide.

Read More...

Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Tasks

  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Fit preliminary crowns for adjustments, place temporary restorative material in teeth.
  • Place and remove matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations.
  • Take impressions and bite registrations.
  • Clean and polish coronal surfaces of teeth to remove stains, apply fluoride treatment.

Common Career Paths for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


It's not very common for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants to move on to become Dental Hygienists. Average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $64K annually. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants most often advance into Office Manager of a Dental Office and Certified or Registered Dental Assistant positions even though the median salaries are $3K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)


Survey takers who work as Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Orthodontics, Composite Fillings, Oral Surgery, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics, Radiology, and Oral Surgery. Most people familiar with Oral Surgery also know Pediatrics and Orthodontics.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,854

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in search of above-average pay will head to California: In particular, Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles are the best-paid American cities for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants, who enjoy higher pay rates than the national average. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in Memphis report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 29 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (19 percent lower) and Nashville (15 percent lower).

Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)?

Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) in Seattle:
"The management."
Pros: Working one on one with people who care about your work. Helping children with oral health.
Cons: Working with a small team can be demanding and stressful.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$44,000

▼7%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salaries

National Average
$44,000

▼1%


▼5%

▼5%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 41%
ADVERTISEMENT