Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office Salary

The larger portion of Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $16.59 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than one-half, and nearly one in three earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$23,279 - $54,684
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,456
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$11.37 - $25.18
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,279 - $54,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$23,893 - $53,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.37 - $25.18  
   
Overtime
$15.77 - $38.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$23,893 - $53,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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

  • 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


Survey takers who work as Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Accounts Payable, Quickbooks, Payroll Administration, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Receivable. For most people, competency in Payroll Administration indicates knowledge of Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office

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


For Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers make a median salary of $39K. As Medical or Dental Office Bookkeepers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $41K.

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Experience Affects Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office Salaries


Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Bookkeeper, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

Accounts Payable
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Quickbooks
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National Average
$38,000

Payroll Administration
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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