Average Hourly Rate for Heartland Dental Care Employees

Based in Effingham, IL,health industry player Heartland Dental Care offers many employment opportunities, including Dental Assistant and Dental Office Manager positions. Heartland Dental Care offers employees an average of $16.68 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $24.87. At Heartland Dental Care, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Heartland Dental Care typically pays:
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Employer: Heartland Dental Care
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Dental Assistant (17)
$11.69 - $18.11  
[-]Dental Assistant (17)
Hourly Rate$11.69 - $18.11  
[+]Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) (12)
$11.57 - $29.36  
[+]Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) (12)
Hourly Rate$11.57 - $29.36  
[+]Dental Office Manager (5)
$12.81 - $22.98  
[+]Dental Office Manager (5)
Hourly Rate$12.81 - $22.98  
[+]Dental Hygienist (5)
$20.43 - $42.56  
[+]Dental Hygienist (5)
Hourly Rate$20.43 - $42.56  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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About This Company

Effingham, IL 



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Dental Hygienists earn the highest median pay at around $37.88, followed by Registered Dental Hygienists ($26.50), Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (approximately $18.12), and Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants ($16.76). Among the lower-paid positions at Heartland Dental Care are Dental Assistants — typical salaries for this role approach $15.13.


Median pay is highest in Fort Wayne (about $29.75 per hour), followed by Manassas (around $28.50), Oklahoma City ($17.69), and St. Louis (approximately $17.04). High paychecks are not found in Effingham; in fact, at $14.63 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Heartland Dental Care workers in Indiana earn the most — $18.88 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Heartland Dental Care for between five and ten years earn about $16.92 on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home $14.97 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Dental Assistants earn approximately $21.00, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Licensed Dental X-Ray Technicians with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at about $18.03 per hour. Heartland Dental Care workers who hold an Associate of Science (AS), Dental Hygiene are also well compensated, earning around $19.50 on average.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Patient Education; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $19.78. It's pretty common to find people here who know Radiology; over a third consider it a key competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Customer Service, Composite Fillings, and Order Inventory.


The number of female employees outweighs the number of men; Heartland Dental Care has a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Most workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. At Heartland Dental Care, a fair portion of workers have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, life insurance, stock options, registered retirement savings plan (rrsp), and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Heartland Dental Care


83 %
17 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
Hourly Rate
$15 - $18
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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