Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Salary (United States)

A Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office earns an average wage of $14.69 per hour.
Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Total Pay (?
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$24,318 - $41,717
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,852
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Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Total Pay (?
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$10.13 - $20.20
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,318 - $41,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,282  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $2,500  
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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$21,436 - $42,722  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 653
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $20.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,282  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $2,500  
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).
)
$21,436 - $42,722  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 653
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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
  • 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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Experience Affects Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

Accounts Receivable
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Billing
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Scheduling
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Phone Support
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Software Knowledge
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National Average
$31,000
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 46%
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