Average Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is $17.30.
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $23
$199 - $3,041
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,000
Total Pay
$26,793 - $48,618

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Popular Skills for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Skills in Oral Surgery, Orthodontics and Composite Fillings are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education and Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

An entry-level Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.27 based on 13 salaries. An early career Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.33 based on 145 salaries. A mid-career Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.76 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.68 based on 111 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) in their job title in Raleigh, North Carolina earn an average of 16.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Columbus, Ohio (12.8% more) and Buffalo, New York (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.5% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (5.5% less).

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