When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($38.06 per hour) can be spotted in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Louisville, Ky. ($23.89), Bloomington, Ind. ($23.75), and St. Louis, Mo. (approximately $20.11) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $15.00) in Machesney Park, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of about $31.26 per hour) in Indiana.
Bringing in the most money are Registered Dental Hygienists — their earnings average $32.11 per hour. Dental Hygienists are a close second at approximately $31.50 along with Registered Expanded Function Dental Assistants ($21.96) and Office Managers (around $18.16). Earning only $14.74 on average, Dental Office Receptionists make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Heartland Dental Care for between five and 10 years earn about $16.87 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Heartland Dental Care workforce (39 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $15.58 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Dental Hygienists earn approximately $31.62 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Heartland Dental Care provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree — these employees rake in around $37.83 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Anesthesia seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $31.38 per hour. Radiology is a popular skill among Heartland Dental Care workers, with a majority of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Key skills also include Patient Education, Customer Service, and Order Inventory.
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
The larger part of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. The larger part of employees report having health insurance, and the larger part of respondents report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and stock options.