Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in Fresno, California Salary

Fresno Registered Dental Assistants pull down an average of $17.00 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and about one in five earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,593 - $51,600
$46K
MEDIAN: $45,600
50%

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$13.48 - $22.29
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.88
10%
50%
90%

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$0$51K
Salary $45,600
Total Pay (?
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$27,925 - $49,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 1 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $13.48 - $22.29
Annual Data $0$49K
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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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$27,925 - $49,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 1 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

Job Description for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Registered dental assistants work alongside dentists to provide dental care for patients. Their duties are a mix of patient care, laboratory procedures, and clerical work. Exact responsibilities vary from state to state due to licensing requirements. Some patient-care tasks include setting up and sterilizing instruments, handing instruments to the dentist, preparing the patient for treatment, and educating patients on proper dental care. Many registered dental assistants also process dental x-rays, expose radiography, and perform lab duties such as making teeth casts and temporary crowns. Finally, registered dental assistants frequently work in administrative capacity. This includes scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records, and processing patient bills and payments.

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Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) 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.

About Fresno, California

Fresno County, California
520,072
Male:
256,130 (49.2%)
Female:
263,942 (50.8%)
Fresno (/ˈfrɛznoʊ/ FREZ-no), the county seat of Fresno County, is a city in the U.S. state of California. As of 2016, the city's population was 520,000, making it the fifth-largest city in California, the largest inland city in California and the 34th-largest in the nation. Fresno is in the center of the San Joaquin Valley and is the largest city in the Central Valley, which contains the San Joaquin Valley. It is approximately 220 miles (350 km) northwest of Los Angeles, 170 miles (270 km) south of the state capital, Sacramento, or 185 miles (300 km) south of San Francisco. The name Fresno means "ash tree" in Spanish, and an ash leaf is featured on the city's flag. The original inhabitants of the San Joaquin Valley region were the Yokuts people, who engaged in trading with other Californian tribes of Native Americans including coastal peoples such as the Chumash of the Central California coast,...
Fresno:
$43,494
California:
$64,500
$910
Fresno:
$203,700
California:
$449,100
6.7%

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 29 salaries. A Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) 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 16 salaries.

Key Stats for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

▲17%

▲3%

National Average
$36,000

▼5%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Salaries

▲13%

Office Administration
▲13%

Insurance
▲10%

Oral Surgery
▲9%



Microsoft Office
▲5%

CAD/CAM
▲2%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$36,000


Orthodontics
▼1%

Pediatrics
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%

Pedodontics
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 59%