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.