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X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant Salary

An X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant earns an average wage of $14.44 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Pediatrics, Orthodontics, and Windows Operating System General Use.

$19,746 - $39,828
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$20K
$31K
$40K
MEDIAN: $30,574
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$10.12 - $20.10
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,746 - $39,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,540  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,000  
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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$21,102 - $42,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $20.10  
   
Overtime
$-0.48 - $29.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,540  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,000  
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).
)
$21,102 - $42,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 663

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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 27%


Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 13%

Orthodontics
up arrow 12%


Office Administration
up arrow 10%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 9%


National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 39%
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