Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salary

Most Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $21.89 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths claim medical and dental insurance and around one in six get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,947 - $53,965
$24K
$35K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,244
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$15.43 - $30.48
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MEDIAN: $22.34
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$0$63K
Salary $23,947 - $53,965
Bonus $98.63 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $1,600
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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$31,234 - $63,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.43 - $30.48
Overtime $21.79 - $46.44
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $98.63 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $1,600
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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$31,234 - $63,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 352

Job Description for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)

Dental assistants help provide patient care in a dental setting. Registered expanded function dental assistants (RDAEFs) are dental assistants who are authorized to perform duties beyond a dental assistant's traditional duties. Duties of RDAEFs vary depending upon the state and the specific dental office in which an assistant works. RDAEFs might take X-rays, perform orthodontic functions, apply topical agents, polish teeth, and/or administer nitrous oxide.

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Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Tasks

  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Fit preliminary crowns for adjustments, place temporary restorative material in teeth.
  • Place and remove matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations.
  • Take impressions and bite registrations.
  • Clean and polish coronal surfaces of teeth to remove stains, apply fluoride treatment.

Common Career Paths for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)


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Though it's uncommon, some Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants move into roles as Dental Hygienists, where pay is an average $64K per year. Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants most often advance into Office Manager of a Dental Office and Certified or Registered Dental Assistant positions even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)


Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Composite Fillings, Orthodontics, Radiology, and Oral Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Pediatrics, Oral Surgery, and Radiology. Most people familiar with Oral Surgery also know Pediatrics and Orthodontics.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 168 salaries. A Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 134 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,077

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants, California means bigger paychecks — those in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles earn more than Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants in the rest of the country. One of the biggest compensable factors for Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants is geography, with workers in Memphis earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Houston and Nashville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 22 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively.

Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)?

Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) in Seattle:
"The management."
Pros: Working one on one with people who care about your work. Helping children with oral health.
Cons: Working with a small team can be demanding and stressful.

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF)

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
35%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$46,000

▼12%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant, Registered Expanded Function (RDAEF) Salaries

National Average
$46,000


▼8%

▼10%

▼10%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 37%