Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is $18.57
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 $17.28 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 7 salaries.
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