Average Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Hourly Pay

$18.64
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$724
Bonus
$1,000
Commission
$1,200
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The average hourly pay for a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) is $18.64.
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$13.57
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$18.64
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$25.51
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What Do Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

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The top respondents for the job title Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) are from the companies Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, DDS Inc. and Dental Group Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Pediatric Dental where the average pay is $21.30. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dental Group Ltd and DDS Inc., earning around $18.57 and $18.30, respectively. Western Dental Orthodontics pays the lowest at around $17.10. Western Dental Centers and Pacific Dental Services Incorporated also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.12 and $17.80, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)s?

Skills in Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral Surgery, Scheduling, Patient Education and Radiology.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)s?

An entry-level Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.69 based on 127 salaries. An early career Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.30 based on 1,294 salaries. A mid-career Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.99 based on 951 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.46 based on 1,245 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 37.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (27.3% more) and San Diego, California (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (14.3% less), Fresno, California (7.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,488 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.8%
Early Career
28.8%
Mid Career
21.2%
Experienced
27.7%
Late Career
19.4%