Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salary

Women comprise the majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $21.42 per hour on average. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A little less than one-half get medical and dental insurance, and slightly less than one-fifth get vision plans, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,026 - $57,260
$24K
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$57K
MEDIAN: $34,844
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$14.97 - $30.37
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MEDIAN: $21.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,026 - $57,260  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$30,594 - $63,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $30.37  
   
Overtime
$18.81 - $47.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$193.92 - $4,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$30,594 - $63,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 357

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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

  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • 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)


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Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants do not often transition into Dental Hygienist roles. The role averages $64K per year. Many Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants go on to become Office Managers of Dental Offices or Certified or Registered Dental Assistants despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $3K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

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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 Composite Fillings, Orthodontics, Radiology, and Oral Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Pediatrics, Oral Surgery, and Radiology. Most people familiar with Oral Surgery also know Pediatrics and Orthodontics.

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

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 168 salaries. A Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 134 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,729

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

Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles — the highest-paid cities for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in California and the United States — enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in Memphis earning a whopping 29 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and Nashville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (19 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

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.

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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 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%
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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


▼3%

▼5%

▼5%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 39%