Dental Receptionist Salary (United States)

A Dental Receptionist earns an average wage of $14.60 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Collections and Filing.
Dental Receptionist Total Pay (?
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$20,338 - $43,062
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MEDIAN: $30,722
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Dental Receptionist Total Pay (?
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$9.98 - $20.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,338 - $43,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $2,576  
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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$20,881 - $42,519  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,032
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $20.29  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $2,576  
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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$20,881 - $42,519  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,032
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Job Description for Dental Receptionist

A dental receptionist conducts a number of tasks within a dental office and typically serves as the "first face" that clients see when they enter the office. They take greet new patients and file their insurance information into the office's computer system; they must process insurance information and communicated with insurers and patients. They also handle billing procedures, including sending itemized bills to patients.
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Dental Receptionist Tasks
  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Receive insurance co-pay payments and post amounts paid to patient accounts.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Receptionist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Fairfax
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Minneapolis
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Seattle
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Everett
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Columbus
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Honolulu
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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San Jose
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National Average
$31,000
Chicago
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San Diego
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Tampa
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Experience Affects Dental Receptionist Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Dental Receptionist Salaries

Collections
up arrow 34%
Filing
up arrow 13%
up arrow 6%
Scheduling
up arrow 2%
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
National Average
$31,000
Customer Relations
up arrow 1%
Typing
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 46%
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