Most Dental Insurance Coordinators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $17.00 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one-third report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and around a tenth collect vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,749 - $45,746
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$46K
MEDIAN: $34,604
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$12.79 - $23.32
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,749 - $45,746  
   
Bonus
$252.53 - $3,036  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$26,643 - $49,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $23.32  
   
Overtime
$18.76 - $34.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$252.53 - $3,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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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$26,643 - $49,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 476

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Job Description for Dental Insurance Coordinator

Positions as a dental insurance coordinator are commonly found within health care companies such as health care centers. The job usually has limited educational requirements, with many requiring a high school diploma or equivalent. Work history requirements usually involve several years of work in an office environment and some experience with customer service. In some cases, positions may also ask for experience in specific fields such as dentistry offices or other practices.

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Dental Insurance Coordinator Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Dental Insurance Coordinator


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Though not the most common occurrence, Dental Insurance Coordinators sometimes become Dental Office Managers, where the average income is $45K per year.

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Popular Skills for Dental Insurance Coordinator


Survey results imply that Dental Insurance Coordinators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in bill collections, Billing, Collections, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Dental assistant, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. It is often found that people who know Billing are also skilled in Collections.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Insurance Coordinator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $36K. For Dental Insurance Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $43K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,754

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Dental Insurance Coordinators, 28 percent higher than the national average. Dental Insurance Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+2 percent) and Atlanta (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Raleigh (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Dental Insurance Coordinator

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Dental Insurance Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Dental Insurance Coordinator Salaries



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National Average
$36,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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