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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 $19.66 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while approximately one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about a seventh. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,630 - $71,944
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$72K
MEDIAN: $37,522
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$13.95 - $29.80
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$14
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,630 - $71,944  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$28,928 - $63,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$-0.48 - $45.67  
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 - $2,909  
   
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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$28,928 - $63,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 615

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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. 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 results suggest that Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Those familiar with Oral Surgery also tend to 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $34K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $40K. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants bring in $45K after working for 10 to 20 years. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $46K on average.

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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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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
22%
5-9 years
19%
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: 32%
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