Registered Dental Assistants in Los Angeles, Calif. pull down an average of $17.34 per hour. The larger part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Registered Dental Assistants in Los Angeles enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$15,600 - $40,000
(Median)
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$36K
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MEDIAN: $35,801
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$12.70 - $21.47
(Median)
$13
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$35,802  
   
Bonus
$550  
Total Pay (?
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$25,882 - $46,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $21.47  
   
Overtime
$23.68  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$550  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,882 - $46,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $37K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Registered Dental Assistants in Los Angeles, Calif. see a median salary of $37K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Los Angeles Registered Dental Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $42K.

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Experience Affects Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%



National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Order Inventory
up arrow 10%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Leadership
up arrow 3%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Insurance
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Scheduling
up arrow 7%

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

Orthodontics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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