Dental Assistants’ Salary
Dental assistants across the country earn $18.59 per hour.
Dental assistants who hold DANB’s Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification earn $20.76 per hour.
Median hourly wage, per DANB’s 2018-2019 Dental Assistants Salary and Satisfaction Survey and the U.S. Department of Labor’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2018 report.
The map illustrates CDA certificant hourly wages by state.
Certification Delivers Value
DANB certificants are integral to the dental office. They perform many important functions that contribute to office productivity and efficiency – impacting the bottom line.
Duties CDA certificants perform:
Expanded functions (60%)
Order materials (57%)
In-office training (48%)
Duties non-CDA certificants perform:
Expanded functions (31%)
Order materials (52%)
In-office training (42%)
The Certification Difference
I have maintained DANB certification for 26 years and it has always been a benefit to me.