Entry-Level Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Salary

An average Entry-Level Dental Office Receptionist can expect to take home roughly $14.27 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and over a third earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,382 - $36,358
$25K
MEDIAN: $25,153
50%

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$10.14 - $18.66
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$25,153  
   
Bonus
$700  
Total Pay (?
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$21,159 - $38,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $18.66  
   
Overtime
$22.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$21,159 - $38,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,804

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Compared to the national average, San Antonio Entry-Level Dental Office Receptionists have considerably lower salaries, 27 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office in Morgan Hill:
You represent the office. So my advise would be to welcome each patient with a warm friendly smile and great customer service attending to there every need professionally. Make the feel comfortable as some patients may be very nervous and afraid to see the dentist from past experiences.

Key Stats for Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
8%
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Skills That Affect Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

Billing
▲4%

Accounts Receivable
▲3%

Scheduling
▼0%

Insurance
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Software Knowledge
▼2%

Customer Service
▼4%

Job Scheduling
▼4%

Phone Support
▼7%

Organizational Development
▼8%

Real-Time
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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