Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Salary

Dental Office Receptionists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.49 per hour for pay. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to close to a fourth, and more than a third earn dental coverage. Most Dental Office Receptionists report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,658 - $56,410
$25K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,883
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50%
90%

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$11.65 - $20.59
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.65
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90%

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$0$56K
Salary $24,658 - $56,410
Bonus $-0.50 - $4,768
Profit Sharing $750
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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$24,584 - $45,194
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $11.65 - $20.59
Hourly Tips $0.36
Overtime $15.25 - $32.69
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $-0.50 - $4,768
Profit Sharing $750
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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$24,584 - $45,194
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 254

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Job Description for Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office

A front desk receptionist at a dental office performs front desk-related tasks such as greeting customers, checking them in, and scheduling follow-up appointments. At the same time, the front desk receptionist also answers calls and emails from patients requesting information and appointments. They may have to perform clerical duties such as completing correspondence, data entry, and organizing files as well. Additionally, the receptionist obtains information from patients such as billing information, identification, and consent and patient information forms. They may also call insurance companies to verify insurance information, often before patient arrival. The front desk receptionist also performs transactions related to payments and co-payments involving cash and credit cards.

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Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office 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.

Common Career Paths for Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office


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As Dental Office Receptionists transition into upper-level roles such as Dental Office Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Dental Office Managers earn $45K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Billing, Accounts Receivable, Insurance, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Real-Time, Job Scheduling, and Organizational Development. Most people familiar with Insurance also know Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office

Pay by Experience for a Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office has a positive trend. An entry-level Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 132 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 74 salaries. A Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,445

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Dental Office Receptionists in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. Dental Office Receptionists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 33 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Dallas and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (24 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office?

Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office in Pasco:
"It's great."
Pros: Talking and helping out the community.
Cons: Rude patients.

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Key Stats for Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$33,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

▲3%


National Average
$33,000

▼2%

Scheduling
▼3%






▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 51%
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