Registered Dental Hygienists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $35.00 per hour on average; Dental Hygienists are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $31.29, followed by Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants earning around $18.02 and Expanded Functions Dental Assistants making about $17.41. Financial compensation for Dental Assistants is rather low — on average only $15.75 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($29.75 per hour) can be spotted in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Oklahoma City, Okla. ($17.69), Orlando, Fla. ($17.25), and Lakeland, Fla. ($17.00) are the next top-paying cities. Effingham, Ill. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $14.63, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Heartland Dental Care pays its Indiana employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $21.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $16.60 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Heartland Dental Care folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $15.34 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Administration of Local Anesthesia Certifications, who make about $33.43 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management; Heartland Dental Care awards approximately $18.49 to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Patient Education; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $18.63 per hour. A common skill in Heartland Dental Care's work force is Radiology; around half of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Customer Service, Oral Surgery, and Composite Fillings.
Heartland Dental Care's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — 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. At Heartland Dental Care, a strong majority of employees have health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants have dental coverage. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, stock options, and registered retirement savings plan (rrsp).