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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 $19.56 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while nearly one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-seventh. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,910 - $68,751
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$69K
MEDIAN: $36,399
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$13.81 - $29.75
(Median)
$14
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,910 - $68,751  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $1,965  
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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$28,655 - $63,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $29.75  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $45.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $1,965  
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).
)
$28,655 - $63,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 618

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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.

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Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Tasks

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

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


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Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants may progress into high-paying roles like Dental Hygienist, where median compensation is $64K annually.

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


Survey results show that Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Orthodontics, Composite Fillings, Oral Surgery, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. For most people, competency in Oral Surgery indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $34K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. On average, Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $46K.

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



National Average
$41,000



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




Radiology
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 32%