Dental Receptionist Salary

A Dental Receptionist earns an average wage of $15.00 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Collections and Dental assistant.
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$19,334 - $49,346
$19K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $33,446
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50%
90%

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$10.86 - $20.16
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,334 - $49,346  
   
Bonus
$162.50 - $4,880  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $3,041  
Commission
$325.00  
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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$22,652 - $42,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.86 - $20.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.37  
Overtime
$15.02 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$162.50 - $4,880  
   
Commission
$325.00  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $3,041  
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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$22,652 - $42,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,090

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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

  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.
  • Receive insurance co-pay payments and post amounts paid to patient accounts.
  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Receptionist

Pay by Experience for a Dental Receptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Receptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 582 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Receptionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 270 salaries. An experienced Dental Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 291 salaries. A Dental Receptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 177 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,419

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Dental Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Receptionist?

Dental Receptionist in Doylestown:
"It is very mind consuming. Multi-tasking is key."
Pros: Co-workers. I feel like I'm learning so much. Free dentistry for myself and 40% off for my family.
Cons: Some of the dynamic with a particular co-worker. Low pay. Sitting behind a desk.

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Key Stats for Dental Receptionist

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Dental Receptionist Salaries

▲23%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Dental Receptionist Salaries

Collections
▲31%

Dental assistant
▲20%

Accounts Receivable
▲10%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲6%

▲3%

▲3%

Bill Collections
▲1%

Scheduling
▼0%

National Average
$31,000


Bilingual
▼4%

Typing
▼7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼7%

Data Entry
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 56%