$35,622
Avg. Salary
$16.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$875

Bonus

$965

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant is $16.17 per hour.

The average pay for an X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant is $35,622 per year.

10%
$11.88
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$16.17
50%
$22.31
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MEDIAN $16.17
10%
$24k
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$36k
50%
$48k
90%
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MEDIAN $35,622
$23,672 - $47,678
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$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,622
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$11.88 - $22.31
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$0$47K
Salary $23,672 - $47,678
Bonus $199 - $3,523
Profit Sharing $965
Total Pay (?
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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$24,714 - $46,495
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $11.88 - $22.31
Overtime $15.37 - $28.97
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $199 - $3,523
Profit Sharing $965
Total Pay (?
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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$24,714 - $46,495
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 315

Job Description

X-ray certified dental assistants work under dentists' supervision and perform x-rays which help dentists detect cavities and determine the health, structure, and growth of the teeth and jaws. Often, these assistants also provide chair-side assistance to dentists, such as operating devices like water sprays, suction devices, and retractors.

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X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant Tasks
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.

Common Career Paths


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X-Ray Certified Dental Assistants who advance into the role of a Registered Dental Hygienist are fairly uncommon. Registered Dental Hygienists on average earn $67K per year. Typical career progression for a X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant involves becoming an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant or a Registered Dental Assistant, roles that pay $3K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Skills


X-Ray Certified Dental Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Orthodontics and Oral Surgery are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration and Pediatrics. Many workers who know Office Administration also know Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 46 salaries. An X-Ray Certified Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 34 salaries.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲18%

▲9%

▲9%

National Average
$34,000

▼17%

How Skills Affect Salaries

▲20%

Oral Surgery
▲3%

National Average
$34,000


▼2%

▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 50%