Dental Office Coordinator Salary

Dental Office Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.91 per hour for pay. For the most part, Dental Office Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third enjoy medical while close to one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in eight. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,393 - $47,109
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$47K
MEDIAN: $36,342
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$13.05 - $20.93
(Median)
$13
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,393 - $47,109  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
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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$27,504 - $45,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.05 - $20.93  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
   
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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$27,504 - $45,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 219
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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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Accounts Receivable, Insurance, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Billing. Most people familiar with Insurance also know Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Office Coordinator

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


Dental Office Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 $37K. Dental Office Coordinators see a median salary of $38K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Dental Office Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $40K.

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Experience Affects Dental Office Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%


National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Dental Office Coordinator Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 8%

Scheduling
0%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$36,000

Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

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