The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant with Customer Service skills in Chicago, Illinois is $15.63.
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Job Description for Dental Assistant
A dental assistant's duties include hands-on work with dental patients, assisting the dentist, and/or performing clerical functions in a dental clinic. Depending on an individual’s certification and goals, any of these are possible job tasks. If an individual would like hands-on work in the dentist’s office, their duties may include prepping the patient for a particular operation; this particular duty would involve knowledge of the teeth and most dental procedures. The dental assistant would the…Read more
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Skills in Instrument Control, Radiology, Order Inventory and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Spanish Language.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant
An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.40 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.12 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.40 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 7.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (6.8% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (11.6% less), San Diego, California (10.0% less) and Los Angeles, California (10.0% less).
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