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Dental Office Manager Salary

Most Dental Office Managers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $20.39 per hour. Total cash compensation varies widely depending on the individual performance of Dental Office Managers. Generally sitting in the range of $32K to $61K, the final number can include almost $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing and commissions of $10K in exceptional cases. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Most Dental Office Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than a third enjoy medical while just under a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in ten. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,875 - $62,106
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,862
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$15.18 - $27.25
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$15
$20
$27
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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
$31,875 - $62,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,885  
Profit Sharing
$433.85 - $5,048  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$32,197 - $60,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.18 - $27.25  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $38.88  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,885  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$433.85 - $5,048  
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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$32,197 - $60,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,324

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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


Dental Office Managers fill the offices of leading firms Family Dental, DDS Inc., Family Dental Care, Aspen Dental, and Heartland Dental Care. The biggest paychecks can be found at Dental Group Ltd — the median salary there is $71K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider DDS Inc., Dr. Jones, and Gentle Dental, top-paying firms where Dental Office Managers rake in a respectable $57K, $53K, or $51K, respectively.

Employees at Aspen Dental, Family Dental Care, and Family Dental can also expect below-average earnings of $40K, $40K, and $44K.

Popular Skills for Dental Office Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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. People who know Insurance usually also know Accounts Receivable and Collections. The majority of those who know Billing also know 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.


Dental Office Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. 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 $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


Dental Office Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Dental Office Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+23 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), Portland (+17 percent), and Phoenix (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Los Angeles (5 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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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
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Office Management
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Accounts Payable
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Sales
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Accounts Receivable
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Insurance
0%

Software Knowledge
0%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$45,000

Billing
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Collections
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 768 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%