Entry-Level Dental Office Manager Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Dental Office Manager is $17.86 per hour.

$30,389 - $55,919
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,711
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$13.83 - $24.16
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,389 - $55,919  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,904  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,985  
Commission
$2,300  
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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$29,890 - $54,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $24.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$16.74 - $35.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,904  
   
Commission
$2,300  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,985  
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).
)
$29,890 - $54,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 709
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Dental Office Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Dental Office Manager in Bellevue:
"Valuing your work."
It's important to remember that everyone's contribution is important and to value yourself and others equally.

Dental Office Manager in Redondo Beach:
"To not let yourself get overwhelmed."
Everything doesn't have to get done in one day. Try not to stress yourself out. Don't let your job consume you.

Dental Office Manager in Beaverton:
"Multi-tasking."
Most importantly be ready to multi-task. At one time there may be multiple items you are working on and still need to stop everything for a phone call, patient, or employee. Private Practice Dentistry requires a smile and constant mediating.

Dental Office Manager in Boynton Beach:
"Love what you do! Bask in the experience."
Listen to your patients. Don't focus on the money angle. Learn how to budget.

Dental Office Manager in Douglasville:
"Do You Really Care About Others?"
You need to really care about other people to do this job. When a person breaks a tooth it may not be hurting right now but it is an emergency to them whether you have time on the appointment book or not. You need to be ready to work hard everyday and be able to leave your problems at home, or wait until lunch to talk with the other employees. Be a good listener, and be patient. You will have the time to finish what you are doing when the patient get finished talking. Have a smile on your face and be ready to work with the patients that call the office. You may have to eat lunch at your desk like I do but my job means the world to me because I love the patients that come to us but it will be worth it. Always pay the bills on time it is someone else credit you are keeping not yours. Most of all have FUN everyday if you do not enjoy working from the time you walk through the door you do not want this job.

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Skills That Affect Dental Office Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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Customer Relations
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Payroll Administration
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Office Management
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Collections
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National Average
$40,000

Billing
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Insurance
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Customer Service
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Software Knowledge
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Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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