Dental Office Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Dental Office Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $17.03 per hour on average. Work is enjoyable for Dental Office Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and approximately one-half earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$27,048 - $48,155
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$48K
MEDIAN: $37,772
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90%

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$13.07 - $20.93
(Median)
$13
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,048 - $48,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
Total Pay (?
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$27,530 - $45,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $20.93  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
   
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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$27,530 - $45,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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Job Description for Dental Office Coordinator

A dental office coordinator typically works in the front office area of a dentist's office or clinic. They manage many of the office's needs and functions, with dentists and dental assistants or nurses handling the actual dental care. The coordinator helps the office stay on schedule, schedules new appointments, enters patient data for billing purposes, and generally keeps the office stocked with necessary supplies. Additionally, the coordinator typically oversees any storage and filing of paper records and ensures the office is clean and welcoming for arriving patients.

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Dental Office Coordinator Tasks

  • Examine or analyze accounting records and insurance statements to assess accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintain insurance policies and claims.
  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
  • Monitor and prioritize workflow of office staff.

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Popular Skills for Dental Office Coordinator


Dental Office Coordinators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, Customer Service, Insurance, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Billing. It is often found that people who know Insurance are also skilled in Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Office Coordinator

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


For Dental Office Coordinators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. On average, Dental Office Coordinators make $38K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $40K.

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Experience Affects Dental Office Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Dental Office Coordinator Salaries

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$36,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 35%
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