A Dental Receptionist earns an average wage of $14.89 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Collections and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.
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$23,178 - $48,700
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$23K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $33,268
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$10.64 - $20.22
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,178 - $48,700  
   
Bonus
$146.81 - $4,939  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $3,452  
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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$22,309 - $42,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $20.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.37  
Overtime
$14.88 - $33.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$146.81 - $4,939  
   
Commission
$325.00  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $3,452  
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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$22,309 - $42,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,074
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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

National Average: $31,223

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Dental Receptionist Reviews

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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Experience Affects Dental Receptionist Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Dental Receptionist Salaries

Collections
up arrow 32%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 13%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Billing
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Bilingual
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$31,000

Typing
up arrow 7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 10%

Dental assistant
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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