Dental Receptionist Salary (United States)

A Dental Receptionist earns an average wage of $14.67 per hour. A skill in Collections is associated with high pay for this job.
Dental Receptionist Salary (?
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$19,955 - $42,832
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MEDIAN: $30,638
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Dental Receptionist Salary (?
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$10.03 - $20.40
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,955 - $42,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $3,064  
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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$20,959 - $42,713  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $20.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $3,064  
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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$20,959 - $42,713  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 989
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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 Difference By Location

Fairfax
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Minneapolis
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Columbus
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Seattle
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National Average
$31,000
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San Diego
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Experience Affects Dental Receptionist Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Dental Receptionist Salaries

Collections
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Scheduling
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Customer Service
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National Average
$31,000
Typing
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

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