Dental Office Coordinator Salary

The larger portion of Dental Office Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $17.12 per hour. The majority of Dental Office Coordinators claim 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-eighth. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for 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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$13.10 - $21.06
(Median)
$13
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,048 - $48,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
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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$27,594 - $45,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $21.06  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
   
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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$27,594 - $45,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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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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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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Billing. Those with knowledge of Insurance tend to be skilled in Scheduling as well.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $37K. Dental Office Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $40K.

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Experience Affects Dental Office Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Dental Office Coordinator Salaries

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$36,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 35%
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