The average pay for a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) is C$25.15 per hour.

C$30,201 - C$61,981
C$30K
C$48K
C$62K
MEDIAN: C$48,362
10%
50%
90%
C$17.98 - C$30.35
C$18
C$24
C$30
MEDIAN: C$24.49
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$63K
Salary C$30,201 - C$61,981
Bonus C$296 - C$4,966
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$37,074 - C$63,983
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data C$0C$48
Hourly Rate C$17.98 - C$30.35
Overtime C$20.27 - C$48.43
Annual Data C$0C$63K
Bonus C$296 - C$4,966
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$37,074 - C$63,983
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 257

Job Description for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Registered dental assistants work alongside dentists to provide dental care for patients. Their duties are a mix of patient care, laboratory procedures, and clerical work. Exact responsibilities vary from state to state due to licensing requirements. Some patient-care tasks include setting up and sterilizing instruments, handing instruments to the dentist, preparing the patient for treatment, and educating patients on proper dental care. Many registered dental assistants also process dental x-rays, expose radiography, and perform lab duties such as making teeth casts and temporary crowns. Finally, registered dental assistants frequently work in administrative capacity. This includes scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records, and processing patient bills and payments.

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Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) 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.

Common Career Paths for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)


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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$55,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$59,000 based on 25 salaries. A Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$51,288

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Key Stats for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

▲14%

▲8%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
C$51,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

Orthodontics
▲4%

sterilization
▲3%

National Average
C$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 29%