The average rate for a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in Bakersfield, California is $14.55 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s rate. A skill in Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.

$12.82 - $18.37
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$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $18.37  
   
Overtime
$24.50  
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Bonus
$2,600  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,912 - $42,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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About Bakersfield, California

Kern County, California
368,896
Male:
182,154 (48.8%)
Female:
191,473 (51.2%)
Bakersfield is a city located in the San Joaquin Valley of California, where it sits on the southern end of the Central Valley within the Kern County boundaries. The city is 110 mi (180 km) north of Los Angeles and about the same distance south of Fresno. It is an inland city about 135 mi (217 km) east of Pismo Beach on the Pacific Ocean. Bakersfield's population is around 375,000, making it the 9th largest city in California and the 52nd largest city in the United States. The city is also the county seat for Kern County, which encompasses the entire MSA and is the third largest county in California by area. The total Bakersfield inner urban area, which includes East Bakersfield and Rosedale, has a population of about 464,000. Bakersfield is in Kern County which is generally considered part of Southern California and shares its southern border with Los Angeles County. However, many residents...
Bakersfield:
$61,039
California:
$64,500
$979
Bakersfield:
$237,600
California:
$449,100
6.9%

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Experience Affects Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 14%

Order Inventory
up arrow 8%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 3%

Radiology
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
0%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 43%
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