The average wage for an Orthodontic Assistant is $15.49 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Orthodontic Assistant Total Pay (?
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$20,006 - $41,603
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MEDIAN: $29,723
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Orthodontic Assistant Total Pay (?
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$11.05 - $21.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,006 - $41,603  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,481  
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $3,216  
Total Pay (?
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$22,995 - $44,751  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,910
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $21.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,481  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $3,216  
Total Pay (?
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$22,995 - $44,751  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,910
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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 by Experience Level for Orthodontic Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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Portland
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Austin
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
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Madison
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Denver
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Houston
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National Average
$32,000
Chicago
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Colorado Springs
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Fort Wayne
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Cleveland
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Tampa
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Experience Affects Orthodontic Assistant Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Orthodontic Assistant Salaries

National Average
$32,000
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Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 55%
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