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Dental assistant salary in Chicago, IL

How much does a Dental Assistant make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $20.54
Low $15.60
High $27.05
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a dental assistant is $20.54 per hour in Chicago, IL. 810 salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Dental Assistants in Chicago, IL

  1. United Dental Partners
    53 reviews66 salaries reported
    $19.95per hour
  2. $19.89per hour
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Highest paying cities for Dental Assistants near Chicago, IL

  1. Palatine, IL
    $21.79 per hour
    41 salaries reported
  2. Mount Prospect, IL
    $21.57 per hour
    22 salaries reported
  3. Joliet, IL
    $20.89 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $20.54 per hour
    810 salaries reported
  2. Elmhurst, IL
    $20.38 per hour
    22 salaries reported
  3. Springfield, IL
    $20.03 per hour
    52 salaries reported
  1. Elgin, IL
    $19.75 per hour
    65 salaries reported
  2. Rockford, IL
    $19.52 per hour
    77 salaries reported
  3. Gurnee, IL
    $19.45 per hour
    16 salaries reported
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Where can a Dental Assistant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Dental Assistants

Most recommended certification

EFDA Certification

(earn +7.51% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 1600.00% since 2018. Dental Assistants with this certification earn +7.51% more than the average base salary, which is $20.54 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20171increase by 1
20181decrease by 0.00%
201917increase by 1600.00%

Top companies hiring Dental Assistants with the recommended certification

University of Illinois
American Dental Associates, Ltd
Advocate Aurora Health
Boca Dental Studio
Dental Dreams
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Top licenses
Registered Dental Hygienist
Top skills
Anatomy Knowledge
Top specialties
Primary Care

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top LicensesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
29 jobs53
2,967 jobs4,336
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Most common benefits for Dental Assistants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Uniform allowance
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,022 ratings

45% of Dental Assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for a Dental Assistant

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