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Certified Dental Assistants Earn More

According to DANB's 2014 Salary Survey, full-time DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certificants earn a median salary of $19 an hour, nearly $2 more per hour than non-certified dental assistants. 

According to the same survey, CDA certificants receive numerous other benefits including paid holidays, paid vacation, 401(k) or pension plans, free dental care, and paid sick leave.

Beyond monetary rewards, those surveyed reported that certification benefited them personally and professionally — including greater pride, increased knowledge, greater confidence, and standing out from others when applying for a job.

DANB certificants report high levels of career satisfaction. In fact, 99% of those surveyed plan to renew their certification!

Earning DANB certification can be a career boost, especially for those who are trying to stand out when applying for a new job. Of those surveyed, 98% would encourage others to earn DANB certification!

To learn more, download the full salary survey results and snapshot below.

DANB Salary Survey results

2014 Salary Survey

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