Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in Los Angeles Salary

Registered Dental Assistants in Los Angeles can expect to earn an average of $17.60 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The larger part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little less than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,329 - $40,695
$32K
MEDIAN: $31,500
50%

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$12.44 - $22.22
$12
$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.60
10%
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90%

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$31,500  
   
Bonus
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
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$25,322 - $46,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $22.22  
   
Overtime
$22.96  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$250.00  
   
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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$25,322 - $46,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Registered Dental Assistants in Los Angeles, Calif. — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $30K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Los Angeles Registered Dental Assistants make a median salary of $38K. As Registered Dental Assistants in Los Angeles, Calif. reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $42K.

Key Stats for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$37,000

▼2%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Order Inventory
▲7%


Leadership
▲1%

CAD/CAM
▲1%

Pediatrics
▼0%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Oral Surgery
▼1%

Insurance
▼1%

▼3%

Pedodontics
▼3%


▼7%

Office Administration
▼7%

Orthodontics
▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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