Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary

A Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of $16.21 per hour. A skill in Oral Surgery is associated with high pay for this job.
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$20,372 - $44,766
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,394
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$11.43 - $21.97
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,372 - $44,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,197  
Profit Sharing
$2.21 - $2,936  
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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$23,372 - $46,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.43 - $21.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,197  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.21 - $2,936  
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).
)
$23,372 - $46,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 966
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Job Description for Dental Assistant (Certified)

A certified dental assistant (CDA) is responsible for providing assistance with dental patient care. Because they work in a medical setting, certified dental assistants must have general knowledge of medical terminology. They must also be able to comply with state and national regulations regarding safety and cleanliness, such as OSHA and the American Association of Dental Boards.

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Dental Assistant (Certified) Tasks

  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries


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National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 38%
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