Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Registered Dental Assistant make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$43,322 / yrTotal Pay
$41,373 / yrBase Pay
$1,949 / yrAdditional Pay

$43,322

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$31K$61K
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The estimated total pay for a Registered Dental Assistant is $43,322 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $41,373 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $1,949 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Registered Dental Assistant

Some related job titles are Associate Dentist Salaries with median pay of $239,370, Certified Dental Assistant Salaries with median pay of $42,574, Dental Assistant Instructor Salaries with median pay of $42,667, Dental Receptionist Salaries with median pay of $37,100.

Top Paying Companies

For a Registered Dental Assistant in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Registered Dental Assistant in United States. Employers include Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics, Bright Now! Dental and Brident Dental & Orthodontics.

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Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics
Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics
$50,197/yr
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$47,956/yr
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Pacific Dental Services
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Registered Dental AssistantSee 61 salaries from this location

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$23

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$21

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$23

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Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

R D A - (Registered Dental Assistant)

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Dental Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
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Dental Assistant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$7,223

/hr

$23 | $7K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Registered Dental Assistant

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$23

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
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Dental Assistant

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$22

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
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Dental Assistant

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$20

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15+ years
Yesterday

Registered Dental Assistant pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Registered Dental Assistant is $41,373 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Registered Dental Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1031 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Registered Dental Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Registered Dental Assistant in United States is $57,588 per year.

The lowest salary for a Registered Dental Assistant in United States is $29,723 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Registered Dental Assistant or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Registered Dental Assistant.

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