X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant Salary

An X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant earns an average wage of $14.72 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Orthodontics, Pediatrics, and Oral Surgery. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$20,339 - $39,351

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$10.20 - $20.51

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,339 - $39,351  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$21,303 - $43,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $20.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,750  
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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$21,303 - $43,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 547
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Job Description for X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant

X-ray certified dental assistants work under dentists' supervision and perform x-rays which help dentists detect cavities and determine the health, structure, and growth of the teeth and jaws. Often, these assistants also provide chair-side assistance to dentists, such as operating devices like water sprays, suction devices, and retractors.

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X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant Tasks

  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital.

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Experience Affects X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%


Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 13%

Pediatrics
up arrow 12%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 11%



Office Administration
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 39%
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