The average pay for a Dental Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $15.18 per hour.

$31,000 - $46,000
(Median)
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$39K
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MEDIAN: $38,594
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$10.37 - $21.81
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$38,594  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $2,534  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,554 - $46,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $21.81  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $29.81  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$100.67 - $2,534  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,554 - $46,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries


Oral Surgery
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

National Average
$33,000

Radiology
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Orthodontics
up arrow 4%


Periodontics
up arrow 7%

Spanish Language
up arrow 8%

Pediatrics
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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