Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office Salary
Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers in the United States take home an average $17.58 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although about two in five lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and between a fifth and a fourth get dental coverage, too. The vast majority of Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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
- Post and review accounts receivable and account payable.
- Maintain balance sheet and profit & loss reports for doctor/dentist.
- Act as a liaison between insurance companies and medical/dental office for claims.
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Popular Skills for Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office
Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Payroll Administration, Accounts Payable, and Quickbooks are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 18 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Accounts Payable are similarly competent in 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.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $45K. Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $36K.