Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is $20.34
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)s?
An early career Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.60 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 6 salaries. …Read more
What Do Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)s Do?
Certified dental assistants increase the efficiency of dentists by preparing the patient for treatment, sterilizing dental instruments, passing instruments to dentists during a procedure, taking and developing radiographs (x-rays), and taking impressions of patients' teeth. Dental assistants have a variety of interpersonal and technical tasks within a dental office and therefore require versatile and adaptive individuals. It is a great professional career for a person who is interested in …Read more