The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant (Registered) is $18.63.
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Job Description for Dental Assistant (Registered)
Registered dental assistants work in dental practices and assist dentists with their procedures. These assistants may carry out a variety of duties under the dentist's supervision, such as cleaning teeth and initial patient interviews to understand their history and what services are needed. They may also be responsible for cleaning and sterilizing equipment and preparing trays with the necessary tools. They must keep the dental service area clean and presentable at all times, and may work with …Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Assistant (Registered)
The top respondents for the job title Dental Assistant (Registered) are from the companies DDS Inc., Pacific Dental Services Incorporated and Altamed. Reported salaries are highest at DDS Inc. where the average pay is $20.95. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Altamed, earning around $20.72. Family Dental pays the lowest at around $15.00. Pacific Dental Services Incorporated also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.50.
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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant (Registered)
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Skills in Patient Education, Order Inventory, Scheduling and Oral Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiology.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Registered)
An entry-level Dental Assistant (Registered) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.20 based on 50 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant (Registered) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.64 based on 360 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant (Registered) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.83 based on 268 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Registered) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.56 based on 295 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Dental Assistant (Registered) in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 33.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (7.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (19.5% less), Riverside, California (7.2% less) and Austin, Texas (0.2% less).
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