An X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant earns an average wage of $15.46 per hour. A skill in Orthodontics is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,045 - $41,347
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MEDIAN: $36,774
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$11.61 - $21.70
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$29,045 - $41,347  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $5,034  
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$24,375 - $45,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.61 - $21.70  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $29.36  
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Bonus
$99.33 - $5,034  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,375 - $45,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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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

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

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Key Stats for X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant Salaries

Orthodontics
up arrow 21%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 7%

Radiology
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

National Average
$33,000

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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