A Dental Receptionist earns an average wage of $14.94 per hour. A skill in Collections is associated with high pay for this job.
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$19,576 - $50,328
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$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,795
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$10.83 - $20.18
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,576 - $50,328  
   
Bonus
$154.56 - $3,515  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$22,613 - $42,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $20.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.37  
Overtime
$15.02 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$154.56 - $3,515  
   
Commission
$325.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$22,613 - $42,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,108

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,302

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
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




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Dental Receptionist Salaries

Collections
up arrow 31%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 10%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 6%


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Scheduling
0%

Customer Service
0%

Bill Collections
0%

National Average
$31,000

Bilingual
up arrow 3%

Dental assistant
up arrow 6%

Typing
up arrow 7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
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: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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