When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $38.06 per hour) can be spotted in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Indianapolis, Ind. ($31.64), Louisville, Ky. ($23.89), and St. Augustine, Fla. (about $18.51) are the next top-paying cities. At around $14.00, Lexington, Ky. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across Heartland Dental Care's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Indiana earn the most, taking home $19.93 per hour.
Earning around $31.21 per hour on average, Dental Hygienists receive the most money, followed by Registered Dental Hygienists ($30.95), Office Managers ($18.97), and Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (approximately $18.95). Near the bottom at Heartland Dental Care are Dental Office Receptionists, pulling in an average of just $14.74.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $17.86 per hour. The largest slice of the Heartland Dental Care workforce (45 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $15.62 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $31.14 per hour for Registered Dental Hygienists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Heartland Dental Care provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree — these employees rake in approximately $38.50 per hour.
Employees who count Periodontics among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $30.59 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Heartland Dental Care is Radiology, with a majority considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Patient Education, Order Inventory, and Customer Service as well.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and the larger part of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a fair number of survey participants, and a strong majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, stock options, employee stock ownership plan (esop), and a company cell phone.