Dental Assistant (Registered) Salary

The average rate for a Dental Assistant (Registered) is $16.38 per hour.

$21,600 - $50,000
$25K
MEDIAN: $25,434
50%

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$12.40 - $24.41
$12
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.57
10%
50%
90%

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$0$52K
Salary $25,434
Bonus $245.66 - $2,543
Profit Sharing $1,600
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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$25,232 - $52,445
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.40 - $24.41
Overtime $15.58 - $38.01
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $245.66 - $2,543
Profit Sharing $1,600
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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$25,232 - $52,445
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 183

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Job Description for Dental Assistant (Registered)

Registered dental assistants work in dental practices and assist dentists with their procedures. These assistants may carry out a variety of duties under the dentist's supervision, such as cleaning teeth and initial patient interviews to understand their history and what services are needed. They may also be responsible for cleaning and sterilizing equipment and preparing trays with the necessary tools. They must keep the dental service area clean and presentable at all times, and may work with all age groups and patients who may be uncomfortable with dental procedures. As such, they should be able to calm patients and explain procedures to help them feel at ease, and strong communication skills are beneficial to work well with both patients and other dentists.

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Dental Assistant (Registered) Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Registered)

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant (Registered) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant (Registered) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant (Registered) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Registered) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 9 salaries. A Dental Assistant (Registered) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 6 salaries.

Dental Assistant (Registered) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant (Registered)?

Dental Assistant (Registered) in Grand Rapids:
"I should keep learning."
Expect to learn alot more, and try hard to please the Dr.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Registered)

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Registered) Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Late-Career
▲20%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 45%
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