The average Registered Dental Assistant in Los Angeles, Calif. earns approximately $17.42 per hour. Most Registered Dental Assistants in Los Angeles, Calif. like their work and job satisfaction is high. The larger part enjoy medical while roughly one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,329 - $40,695
$32K
MEDIAN: $31,500
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$12.25 - $22.06
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.42
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$25,158 - $46,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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$12.25 - $22.06  
   
Overtime
$23.36  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$25,158 - $46,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
4.8%

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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Los Angeles Registered Dental Assistants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. Registered Dental Assistants in Los Angeles claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Registered Dental Assistant generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $42K.

Key Stats for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
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1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%



National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Order Inventory
up arrow 8%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 2%

Oral Surgery
0%

National Average
$37,000

Pedodontics
up arrow 2%


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up arrow 3%


Patient Education
up arrow 4%

Insurance
up arrow 5%

Scheduling
up arrow 7%

Office Administration
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Orthodontics
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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