Highest Paying Skills for Registered Dental Assistants

Registered Dental Assistants (RDA) work along side dentists to assist with patient's dental care. They are usually in charge of preparing patients for their appointment, performing lab procedures, and taking care of clerical work. As an RDA you might also sterilize equipment, instruct patients on good oral hygiene, take and develop X-Rays, and assist dentists during dental treatments. 

According to PayScale, the average salary for a registered dental assistant is $32,391 annually, with a reported salary of $24,319 to $49,092 per year. The skills in the previous slideshow can help you get a higher salary than the national average depending on your location and experience. 

Don't forget to search openings on Monster to find registered dental assistant jobs in your area.