Dental Office Manager Salary

Most Dental Office Managers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $21.35 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Dental Office Managers (largely between $34K and $63K) includes potential earnings of $6K from bonuses, $5K from profit sharing, and commissions of $13K in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in three, and just over two-fifths earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,019 - $65,938
$35K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,411
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$15.99 - $28.50
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MEDIAN: $21.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,019 - $65,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,967  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,029  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,750  
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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$34,408 - $63,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 898
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.99 - $28.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$21.43 - $42.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,967  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,750  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,029  
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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$34,408 - $63,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,080
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Dental Office Manager


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Dental Office Managers who go on to become Practice Administrators may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Practice Administrators is $68K annually. Many Dental Office Managers choose to become Dental Insurance Coordinators and Dental Office Receptionists as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $11K less and $15K less, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Office Manager


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Dental Office Managers include Family Dental, Dental Group Ltd, DDS Inc., Family Dental Care, and Aspen Dental. Those at Dr. B can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $54K. Dental Office Managers will also find cushy salaries at Dr. Jones (+$53K), DDS Inc. (+$50K), and Gentle Dental (+$48K).

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $29K to just $48K — but Aspen Dental offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $40K. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Family Dental Care ($40K), dentist ($42K), and Heartland Dental Corporation ($43K).

Popular Skills for Dental Office Manager


Survey results imply that Dental Office Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Human Resources and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. Most people skilled in Insurance are similarly competent in Billing and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Office Manager

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


For many Dental Office Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,728

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Dental Office Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Dental Office Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+18 percent), Portland (+13 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 11 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (11 percent less) and Las Vegas (4 percent less).

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Key Stats for Dental Office Manager

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 455 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Dental Office Manager Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$47,000

▼4%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Dental Office Manager Salaries

Human Resources
▲39%






Office Management
▼0%

Accounts Receivable
▼0%

Customer Relations
▼0%

National Average
$47,000

▼1%


▼2%

▼2%

▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 455 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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