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.
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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.Read More...
Medical or dental office bookkeeper positions generally require at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Many employers require bookkeepers to have an associate's or bachelor's degree as well. Experience in accounting, bookkeeping and medical billing or coding is often required or preferred. Medical or dental office bookkeepers must have excellent accounting skills, be proficient in accounting software, exhibit close attention to detail and have excellent time management skills. Good oral and written communication skills are needed as well.
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.
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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