The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant (Certified) with Radiology skills is $17.71.
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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. In addition to taking radiographs, performing lab procedures, and instructing patients in best oral hygiene practi…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant (Certified)
The top respondents for the job title Dental Assistant (Certified) are from the companies Peninsula Community Health Services, DDS Inc. and Family Dental. Reported salaries are highest at Midwest Dental where the average pay is $18.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Peninsula Community Health Services, earning around $18.34. Family Dental pays the lowest at around $15.25. Dr. B also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.50.
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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant (Certified)
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Skills in Patient Education, Oral Surgery and Orthodontics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics and Office Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Certified)
An entry-level Dental Assistant (Certified) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.56 based on 23 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant (Certified) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.27 based on 257 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant (Certified) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.70 based on 201 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Certified) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.10 based on 187 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Dental Assistant (Certified) in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 4.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Columbus, Ohio (0.8% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (0.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (12.4% less), Cleveland, Ohio (11.6% less) and Buffalo, New York (4.1% less).
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