Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office Salary

Most Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $17.58 per hour. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while nearly one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in eight. The majority of Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,589 - $53,357
$40K
MEDIAN: $40,452
50%

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$12.73 - $24.84
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$40,452  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$27,529 - $53,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $24.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$31.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$27,529 - $53,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office

A medical or dental office bookkeeper posts and reviews accounts payable and receivable for medical or dental offices. Their duties include maintaining a balance sheet and profit or loss reports for their healthcare facility. Bookkeepers may also verify purchases, work with medical billers and coders, and handle company payroll. Depending on the size of the medical or dental office, bookkeepers may also act as a liaison between insurance companies and their office. Bookkeepers must communicate regularly with their office's leadership to discuss any issues related to bookkeeping or financial concerns. These professionals generally work in a medical or dental office during regular business hours, and their coworkers may include doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists and other medical or dental staff.

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Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office Tasks

  • Act as a liaison between insurance companies and medical/dental office for claims.
  • Maintain balance sheet and profit & loss reports for doctor/dentist.
  • Post and review accounts receivable and account payable.

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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office


Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Accounts Payable, Quickbooks, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 18 percent. The majority of those who know Accounts Payable also know Payroll Administration and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $42K. Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Key Stats for Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

Mid-Career
▲10%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$38,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

Payroll Administration
▲18%


▲12%


National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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