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Dental Office Manager Salary

Women comprise the majority of Dental Office Managers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $20.45 per hour on average. Total cash payments to Dental Office Managers include potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission. In exceptional cases, the first two can peak near $5K each, and the last component can even exceed $21K (albeit rarely); this causes total cash payments to vary between $32K and $61K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and a little less than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,974 - $62,021
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,024
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$15.22 - $27.34
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$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,974 - $62,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,877  
Profit Sharing
$411.06 - $5,063  
Commission
$0.00 - $21,331  
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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$32,252 - $61,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $27.34  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $39.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,877  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $21,331  
Profit Sharing
$411.06 - $5,063  
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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$32,252 - $61,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,383

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Job Description for Dental Office Manager

A dental office manager directs general operations for a dental office or firm on a day-to-day basis. This includes scheduling and discipline of employees and general upkeep of the facility, such as replacing any tools or equipment that no longer functions. In addition, the dental office manager may work closely with patients in scheduling appointments or handling complaints and issues related to dental care. The dental office manager works closely with the dentists in the firm or office, which means they must be familiar with common dental practices and techniques so that they may communicate with dentists effectively.

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Dental Office Manager Tasks

  • Track dental office expenses, prepare financial documents like tax returns, and manage employee payroll.
  • Coordinate office activates to promote efficiency and improve patient service.
  • Maintain dental facilities and equipment, and restock supplies.
  • Oversee patient services, including appointment scheduling, reception, billing, and recordkeeping.
  • Hire, train, and supervise office and custodial staff.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Office Manager


Family Dental, DDS Inc., Family Dental Care, Aspen Dental, and Heartland Dental Care are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Dental Group Ltd — the median salary there is $71K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include DDS Inc., Dr. Jones, and Gentle Dental, where Dental Office Managers typically earn around $57K, $53K, or $51K, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Aspen Dental ($40K), Family Dental Care ($40K), and Family Dental ($44K).

Popular Skills for Dental Office Manager


Survey takers working as Dental Office Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Payroll Administration, Operations Management, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Scheduling and Customer Service. Most people experienced in Insurance also know Accounts Receivable and Collections. Those proficient in Billing are, more often than not, also skilled in Collections and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Office Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Dental Office Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. Dental Office Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Dental Office Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Dental Office Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+22 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), Phoenix (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Dental Office Manager Salaries



National Average
$45,000



Skills That Affect Dental Office Manager Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 14%



Office Management
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 1%

Insurance
0%

Collections
0%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$45,000

Billing
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 765 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 35%
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