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Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salary

Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $19.67 per hour. Total cash compensation for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants runs from $29K to $64K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while approximately half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-seventh. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,497 - $72,658
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$73K
MEDIAN: $37,441
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$14.01 - $29.77
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$14
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,497 - $72,658  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,915  
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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$29,041 - $63,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.01 - $29.77  
   
Overtime
$0.42 - $45.72  
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 - $2,915  
   
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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$29,041 - $63,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 622

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants move into roles as Dental Hygienists, where pay is an average $64K per year. More commonly, Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants become Office Managers of Dental Offices or Certified or Registered Dental Assistants.

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


Survey takers who work as Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants typically report just a few professional 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 11 percent. Those proficient in Oral Surgery are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings 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
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 33%
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