Dental Billing Assistant Salary

A Dental Billing Assistant earns an average wage of $16.44 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$14.57 - $21.85
$15
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.44
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50%
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $21.85  
   
Overtime
$23.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Total Pay (?
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$30,374 - $45,134  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Dental Billing Assistant

Dental billing assistants work primarily in dental offices to collect fees from customers and work with insurance companies to secure eligible payments for procedures. Prior to procedures being carried out, billing assistants gather information from patients to provide to the insurance company and gain authorization. There may be multiple insurance companies with which to correspond, and the procedures for each one may also vary.

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Dental Billing Assistant Tasks

  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Review and retain medical records in order to compute fees and charges due.
  • Prepare bills or invoices, and record amount due for medical procedures and services.
  • Contact patients in order to obtain or relay account information.

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Key Stats for Dental Billing Assistant

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Dental Billing Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 62%