Dental Assistant (Certified) in Vancouver, British Columbia Salary (Canada)

A Dental Assistant (Certified) in Vancouver, British Columbia earns an average wage of C$22.45 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

C$17.75 - C$26.12
C$18
C$22
C$26
MEDIAN: C$21.75
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data C$0C$37
Hourly Rate C$17.75 - C$26.12
Overtime C$9.06 - C$37.01
Annual Data C$0C$54K
Bonus C$700
Total Pay (?
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C$36,644 - C$54,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 103

Job Description for Dental Assistant (Certified)

A certified dental assistant (CDA) is responsible for providing assistance with dental patient care. Because they work in a medical setting, certified dental assistants must have general knowledge of medical terminology. They must also be able to comply with state and national regulations regarding safety and cleanliness, such as OSHA and the American Association of Dental Boards.

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Dental Assistant (Certified) Tasks

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

Dental Assistant (Certified) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$53,000 based on 7 salaries. A Dental Assistant (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
C$46,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 40%