Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) 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 $19.80 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants stretch from $29K on the lower end to $64K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $3K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to just over two-fifths, and half earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,588 - $71,244
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$25K
$37K
$71K
MEDIAN: $37,441
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$14.08 - $29.84
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$14
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$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,588 - $71,244  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,912  
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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$29,081 - $63,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.08 - $29.84  
   
Overtime
$0.40 - $45.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,912  
   
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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$29,081 - $63,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 625
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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 do not often transition into Dental Hygienist roles. The role averages $64K per year. A more likely transition for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants is Office Manager of a Dental Office or Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA).

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


Survey results suggest that Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Composite Fillings, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Most people skilled in Oral Surgery are similarly competent in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $34K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants make a median salary of $45K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $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 106 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
28%
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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