Average Dental Assistant Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$15.95
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$987
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The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $15.95.
10%
$11.59
10%
$15.95
50%
$21.76
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90%
MEDIAN $15.95
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
Bonus
$145 - $3,091
Total Pay
$24,596 - $46,141

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Job Description for Dental Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Dental Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Dental Assistant
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFD...
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant

Skills in Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education, Customer Service, Radiology and Instrument Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.43 based on 14 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.91 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.39 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.85 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 27.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.5% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (12.9% less), Los Angeles, California (10.0% less) and Houston, Texas (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 243 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.8%
Early Career
36.6%
Mid Career
21.4%
Experienced
25.9%
Late Career
10.3%