Most Dental Insurance Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.96 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. About a third enjoy medical while over a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-tenth. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$21,673 - $45,839
(Median)
$22K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,366
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$12.81 - $23.26
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,673 - $45,839  
   
Bonus
$249.17 - $3,005  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$26,619 - $48,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.81 - $23.26  
   
Overtime
$18.53 - $35.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$249.17 - $3,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$26,619 - $48,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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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

  • 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 Insurance Coordinator


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While not commonly seen, Dental Insurance Coordinators who transition into a Dental Office Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Dental Office Managers is $45K per year.

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Popular Skills for Dental Insurance Coordinator


Dental Insurance Coordinators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in bill collections, Billing, Collections, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Billing also know Collections.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Insurance Coordinator

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


For Dental Insurance Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $43K.

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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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Scheduling
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National Average
$36,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 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
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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