Dental Financial Coordinator Salary

Dental Financial Coordinators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $18.01 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than a third enjoy medical while one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around a tenth. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,000 - $51,747
(Median)
$24K
$44K
$52K
MEDIAN: $44,243
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$13.92 - $22.64
(Median)
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,000 - $51,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,987  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$29,217 - $50,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.92 - $22.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$29,217 - $50,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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Job Description for Dental Financial Coordinator

A dental financial coordinator works with patients at a dental office to help arrange financing and respond to patient questions. The coordinator goes over treatments that the dentist has suggested to help the patient better understand the procedures and their costs. The coordinator lets the patient know about any available financing plans, as well as works with insurance companies to gain authorization for dental procedures. Additionally, these dental professionals help patients understand what their insurance company will cover and what will be their responsibility.

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Dental Financial Coordinator Tasks

  • Prepare and distribute insurance education materials, including reports and bulletins.
  • Educate clinical staff in solving collection and registration issues.
  • Translate and explain insurance details and compliance procedures to patients.
  • Monitor current insurance practices, requirements, and forms.

Common Career Paths for Dental Financial Coordinator


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Although some Dental Financial Coordinators become Dental Office Manager, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $45K. When Dental Financial Coordinators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Financial Coordinators or Office Managers of Dental Offices. Those roles pay an additional $1K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Dental Financial Coordinator


Dental Financial Coordinators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Accounts Receivable, Collections, and Insurance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those educated in Collections tend to be well versed in Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Financial Coordinator

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. For Dental Financial Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $46K.

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Experience Affects Dental Financial Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Dental Financial Coordinator Salaries

Accounts Receivable
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Collections
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National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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