Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salary

Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $19.80 per hour for pay. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants spread between $29K and $64K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while roughly one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-seventh. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,539 - $71,598
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$72K
MEDIAN: $36,869
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$14.11 - $29.84
(Median)
$14
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,539 - $71,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $4,966  
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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$29,125 - $63,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.11 - $29.84  
   
Overtime
$0.38 - $45.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $4,966  
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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$29,125 - $63,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 623
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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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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. Moving from a Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistant to Office Manager of a Dental Office or Certified or Registered Dental Assistant is a more common career path, however.

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


Survey takers who work as Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Orthodontics, Composite Fillings, Oral Surgery, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. 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.


Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $34K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $47K.

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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


Oral Surgery
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Composite Fillings
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Radiology
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National Average
$41,000

Pediatrics
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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
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 33%
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