Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Orthodontic Assistant is $15.35
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Orthodontic Assistants?
An early career Orthodontic Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.00 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Orthodontic Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.48 based on 6 salaries.
What Do Orthodontic Assistants Do?
Orthodontic assistants work in dental offices and perform a variety of functions to assist the orthodontist and help the practice function efficiently. They prepare the patient for the orthodontist by taking x-rays and impressions, performing preliminary examinations and collecting diagnostic data. They may also have other duties in the practice related to record keeping, sterilization of equipment and lab work.
Orthodontic assistants work throughout the week and sometimes on weekends, …Read more