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 $20.32 per hour for pay. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to just over two-fifths, and roughly one-half earn dental coverage. The majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,471 - $73,727
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$74K
MEDIAN: $38,038
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$14.66 - $30.17
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,471 - $73,727  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$30,348 - $64,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.66 - $30.17  
   
Overtime
$1.70 - $46.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$30,348 - $64,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 654
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Dental Hygienists. That role pays $64K per year on average. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants most often move into Office Manager of a Dental Office or Certified or Registered Dental Assistant roles. However, the former pays $1K less on average, and the latter pays $7K less.

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


Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Orthodontics, Composite Fillings, Oral Surgery, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pediatrics and Radiology. The majority of those who know 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $49K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Reviews

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



National Average
$42,000



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


Composite Fillings
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Oral Surgery
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National Average
$42,000

Radiology
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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