Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Salary

The average pay for a Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) is $18.72 per hour. A skill in Order Inventory is associated with high pay for this job.

$23,078 - $42,783
$23K
$34K
$43K
MEDIAN: $33,684
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90%

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$13.26 - $25.23
$13
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.18
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$0$54K
Salary $23,078 - $42,783
Bonus $99.89 - $2,327
Profit Sharing $2,349
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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$26,958 - $54,016
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 28 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.26 - $25.23
Hourly Tips $0.23
Overtime $21.74 - $37.88
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $99.89 - $2,327
Profit Sharing $2,349
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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$26,958 - $54,016
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 28 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 298

Job Description for Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA)

A certified/registered dental assistant (CDA/RDA) performs a wide variety of duties in a dental office. They help the dentist while they provide care to patients, as well as perform preparatory services such as preparing trays and mixing any needed materials. In addition, CDAS/RDAS are in charge of cleaning the area and disposing of used items after patient care is completed. Other tasks performed by the CDA/RDA include helping keep their office clean and hygienic, tracking the availability of supplies, and reordering supplies when they are running low. When X-rays are necessary, the CDA/RDA takes and processes them. CDAs/RDAs are also expected to obtain patient history records and update these records as needed, as well as help maintain machines and perform troubleshooting when problems with machines occur. In smaller practices, the CDA/RDA is often in charge of arranging patient appointments and performing billing as well.

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Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/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 Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA)


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Popular Skills for Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA)

Pay by Experience Level for Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 112 salaries. A Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 72 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,511

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Key Stats for Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA)

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Salaries

▲15%

▲5%

National Average
$40,000

▼3%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Certified/Registered Dental Assistant (CDA/RDA) Salaries

Order Inventory
▲34%

▲4%

National Average
$40,000

Oral Surgery
▼3%

▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 43%