The average pay for an Entry-Level Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is C$19.43 per hour.

C$29,748 - C$41,517
C$37K
MEDIAN: C$37,000
50%
C$15.71 - C$23.86
C$16
C$19
C$24
MEDIAN: C$19.38
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$49K
Salary C$37,000
Bonus C$1,000
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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C$32,053 - C$49,840
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data C$0C$30
Hourly Rate C$15.71 - C$23.86
Overtime C$30.52
Annual Data C$0C$49K
Bonus C$1,000
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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C$32,053 - C$49,840
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$40,084

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) in Vancouver:
"No retirement future."
Although I have always enjoyed the technical aspect of being a CDA, it took me a few years to discover it is a thankless position. CDA's are considered the lowest position in the office and are often treated as such. Working in a dental office is working for a small business & offers little chance for advancement and no financial retirement options. Go into nursing instead!!

Key Stats for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 66%