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Illinois Dental Assistant Salary

In May 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked Illinois in the top ten states with the highest employment levels for dental assistants in the nation. At that time there were 14,270 dental assistants already working in the state.

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, within a ten-year projection period, approximately 445 new dental assistant jobs will become available annually. This quick expansion signifies a 15.1% growth change; almost double the job growth average for all occupations in the state, which stands at 8.6%.

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Average Annual Salaries for Dental Assistants in Illinois

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that one in three dental assistants had part-time jobs in 2012. In Illinois, most part-time employees earn an hourly wage as opposed to yearly salaries. The Department of Employment Security’s most recent dental assistant hourly wage data by percentile is shown here:

  • 25th Percentile: $12.27/hr.
  • Median Percentile: $15.68/hr.
  • 75th Percentile: $18.80/hr.
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The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the majority of dental assistants work full-time jobs. The Department of Employment Security’s most recent dental assistant salary data by percentile is shown here:

  • 25th Percentile: $25,516/yr.
  • Median Percentile: $32,609/yr.
  • 75th Percentile: $39,101/yr.

Some professionals use a dental assistant job as a career stepping-stone to becoming a dental hygienist. As such, these temporary workers are more likely interested in monthly earnings than annual salaries. The Department of Employment Security’s most recent dental assistant monthly earnings data by percentile is shown here:

  • 25th Percentile: $2,126/mo.
  • Median Percentile: $2,717/mo.
  • 75th Percentile: $3,258/mo.

Regional Income Statistics for Dental Assistants in Illinois

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ regional income figures for dental assistants employed in Illinois as of 2013 are shown here:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bloomington-Normal IL
170
32260
Cape Girardeau-Jackson MO-IL
110
24840
Champaign-Urbana IL
190
37990
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL Metropolitan Division
10270
34710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL-IN-WI
12080
34860
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL
300
33200
Decatur IL
80
32660
Kankakee-Bradley IL
90
38510
Lake County-Kenosha County IL-WI Metropolitan Division
1050
36140
Peoria IL
280
33660
Rockford IL
280
31420
St. Louis MO-IL
2480
35560
Springfield IL
200
30910
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
300
32340
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
250
31910
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
300
28260
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
300
32580