$34,123
Avg. Salary
$17.20
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$794

Bonus

$1,600

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Assistant (Certified) is $17.20 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Assistant (Certified) is $34,123 per year.

$12.47
10%
$17.20
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$22.72
90%
MEDIAN $17.20
$20k
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$34k
50%
$47k
90%
MEDIAN $34,123
$19,876 - $46,774
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MEDIAN: $34,123
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$0$48K
Salary $19,876 - $46,774
Bonus $198 - $3,022
Profit Sharing $103 - $3,500
Total Pay (?
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$25,727 - $48,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 113
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.47 - $22.72
Overtime $14.20 - $32.61
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $198 - $3,022
Profit Sharing $103 - $3,500
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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$25,727 - $48,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,457

Job Description for Dental Assistant (Certified)

A certified dental assistant (CDA) is responsible for providing assistance with dental patient care. Because they work in a medical setting, certified dental assistants must have general knowledge of medical terminology. They must also be able to comply with state and national regulations regarding safety and cleanliness, such as OSHA and the American Association of Dental Boards.

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Dental Assistant (Certified) 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 Dental Assistant (Certified)


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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 401 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 207 salaries. A Dental Assistant (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 154 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

-5%

-15%

National Average: $36,004

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

Dental Assistant (Certified) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant (Certified)?

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Phoenix:
"Worth."
Find a Dental Office that appreciates what you have to offer and will not only compensate you but will offer job advancement and benefits..

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Boston:
"I hate Forsyth but don't mind dental assistant."
Just make sure you find an office that you can work there long term and that the people are true.

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Anaheim:
"Give your time."
When starting school, look for an office and start doing free hours. Learn the names of all the instruments and how to take great radiographs. Most importantly, you need patience.

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Wichita:
"Rewarding."
Pros: What I most enjoy about dental assisting is being able to transform a patients smile. Seeing that patients self esteem and confidence shining through them as they leave their appointment with a beautiful smile they thought they would never seen again. Knowing I was able to change a persons life mentally and physically with a new smile is the icing on the cake!
Cons: Lack of other team members help with side duties, having more than enough responsibilities with poor pay. Office conditions. No paid vacation or paid time off. Pay schedule issues.

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Iowa City:
"Be flexable."
This is a selfless job, work to help your patients.

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Mesa:
"Top Pay."
Not enough pay to be single and financially stable.

Dental Assistant (Certified) in Raleigh:
"Being Very Organized Is A Necessity In This Field."
Learn all you can; keep up with continuing education.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Certified)

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 263 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant (Certified) Salaries

endodontics
▲15%

Order Inventory
▲14%

▲7%

▲6%

OSHA Compliance
▲6%

certified dental assistant
▲4%

▲3%

▲2%


National Average
$36,000

▼2%


Coronal Polishing
▼6%

Expanded Functions
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 263 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 46%