Dental Office Coordinator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Dental Office Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $17.01 per hour. More than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-half collect dental insurance. The majority of Dental Office Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,048 - $48,155

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$13.02 - $20.92

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,048 - $48,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
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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$27,404 - $45,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $20.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
   
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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$27,404 - $45,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Accounts Receivable, Insurance, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Billing. For most people, competency in Insurance indicates knowledge of Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Office Coordinator

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


For many Dental Office Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $37K. Dental Office Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. As Dental Office Coordinators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $40K.

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Experience Affects Dental Office Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Dental Office Coordinator Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
0%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$36,000

Billing
up arrow 5%

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: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 34%
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