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Dental Receptionist Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Dental Receptionists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.62 per hour. Total incomes of Dental Receptionists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $1K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $21K and $43K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Dental Receptionists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and two in five earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Dental Receptionist Salary (?
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$20,148 - $44,352
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MEDIAN: $30,949
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Dental Receptionist Salary (?
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$10.04 - $20.31
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,148 - $44,352  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $3,606  
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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$20,994 - $42,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $20.31  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $3,606  
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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$20,994 - $42,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,057
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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.

Common Career Paths for Dental Receptionist

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More often than not, Dental Receptionists take top-notch roles like Dental Office Manager. Pay for that position is $44K annually on average. A Dental Receptionist may also move into a role as a Dental Office Receptionist or an Office Manager of a Dental Office.

Dental Receptionist Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Dental Receptionist

Dental Receptionists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Collections, Billing, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Typing. It is often found that people who know Insurance are also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Receptionist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dental Receptionists make a median salary of $35K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Dental Receptionist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $38K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$31,000
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With a pay rate for Dental Receptionists that is 35 percent greater than the national average, Sacramento offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Dental Receptionists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Fairfax (+33 percent), San Diego (+33 percent), Minneapolis (+21 percent), and Seattle (+19 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Tampa.

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Experience Affects Dental Receptionist Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Dental Receptionist Salaries

Collections
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Insurance
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Scheduling
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National Average
$31,000
Typing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 46%