Orthodontic Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Orthodontic Assistant is $15.67 per hour.
Orthodontic Assistant Salary (?
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$21,175 - $43,728
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MEDIAN: $30,844
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Orthodontic Assistant Salary (?
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$11.47 - $21.43
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,175 - $43,728  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,507  
Profit Sharing
$495.28 - $3,314  
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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$23,812 - $45,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $21.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,507  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.28 - $3,314  
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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$23,812 - $45,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,698
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Job Description for Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic assistants work in dental offices and perform a variety of functions to assist the orthodontist and help the practice function efficiently. They prepare the patient for the orthodontist by taking x-rays and impressions, performing preliminary examinations and collecting diagnostic data. They may also have other duties in the practice related to record keeping, sterilization of equipment and lab work.
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Orthodontic Assistant Tasks
  • Assist dentist during orthodontic examinations and procedures.
  • Inform patients on pre-op and post-op instructions.
  • Prepare for procedures by organizing instruments and equipment.
  • Document treatment by charting in patient records.
  • Sterilize and disinfect orthodontic instruments and equipment.

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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
up arrow 37%
Omaha
up arrow 25%
Portland
up arrow 24%
Chicago
up arrow 24%
Austin
up arrow 23%
Philadelphia
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Denver
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National Average
$33,000
Colorado Springs
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Tampa
up arrow 7%
Akron
up arrow 8%
Orlando
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Experience Affects Orthodontic Assistant Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Orthodontic Assistant Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 4%
Radiology
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National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 57%