Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary (United States)

A Dental Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of $15.50 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Oral Surgery, Pediatrics, Office Administration, and Surgery.
Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary (?
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$21,229 - $43,641
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MEDIAN: $31,108
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Dental Assistant (Certified) Salary (?
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$10.86 - $21.32
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,229 - $43,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $9,933  
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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$22,616 - $45,002  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.86 - $21.32  
   
Overtime
$-0.47 - $31.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $9,933  
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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$22,616 - $45,002  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,152
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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$33,000
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$33,000

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Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 36%
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