Dental Insurance Coordinator Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Dental Insurance Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $16.19 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.23 per hour to $20.78. Cash earnings—including $2,333 in bonuses and $6,851 profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale—generally stretch from $27,941 to $46,228 depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; around one third receive both medical and dental insurance and less than 10 get vision plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Dental Insurance Coordinator Salary (?
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$27,941 - $46,228
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MEDIAN: $34,698
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Dental Insurance Coordinator Salary (?
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$12.23 - $20.78
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,941 - $46,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,333  
Profit Sharing
$20.43 - $6,851  
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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$26,573 - $44,450  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $20.78  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,333  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.43 - $6,851  
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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$26,573 - $44,450  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 399
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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.

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Popular Skills for Dental Insurance Coordinator

Survey takers who work as Dental Insurance Coordinators typically report just a few professional skills. Collections and Billing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 3 percent respectively. For most people, competency in Billing indicates knowledge of Collections.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Insurance Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Dental Insurance Coordinators do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Salaries start at $33K, which grows to $35K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $37K. Salary increase slows as Dental Insurance Coordinators pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $38K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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National Average
$35,000
San Antonio
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Dental Insurance Coordinators will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. With compensation 13 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Dental Insurance Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Dental Insurance Coordinator Salaries

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$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 45%
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