Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Salary

Most Dental Office Receptionists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.63 per hour. In the world of Dental Office Receptionists, overall income ranges from $21K near the bottom to $43K at the top; this can include more than $2K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While experience level and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than a third enjoy medical while more than two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in eight. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$19,685 - $44,597
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,662
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$10.09 - $20.20
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,685 - $44,597  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,933  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $19,727  
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).
)
$21,015 - $42,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $20.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.33  
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $19,727  
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).
)
$21,015 - $42,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,271
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office

The dental office front desk receptionist is the first person that clients see when they visit or call the dental office. The receptionist does vital work with scheduling, records handling and entry, correspondence, verifying insurance eligibility, and facilitating records requests.

Read More...

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Tasks

  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.

Common Career Paths for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Dental Office Receptionists may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Dental Hygienist. The latter position pays an average of $64K annually. A Dental Office Receptionist may also move into a role as an Office Manager of a Dental Office or a Dental Receptionist.

Dental Receptionist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office


Popular Skills for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office


Dental Office Receptionists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, Collections, Insurance, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Spanish Language. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office

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


For Dental Office Receptionists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $27K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dental Office Receptionists make a median salary of $35K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $38K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,780

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

For those looking to make money, Dental Office Receptionists in Sacramento enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Dental Office Receptionists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+16 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Tulsa (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Lancaster (14 percent less) and Chattanooga (11 percent less).

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Reviews

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

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in Westfield:
"Good."
Pros: Very interesting to learn about the types of orthodontic problems.
Cons: We need to know what everyone does and no one has a set job position.

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in Bluffton:
"Dental Receptionist."
Pros: I love interacting with people; figuring out conflicts and problems make my job worthwhile. Also, fixing people's smiles and getting them out of pain is always rewarding.
Cons: I hate sitting down all the time. And oftentimes there is a lull in work to be done.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries



Insurance
up arrow 4%

Billing
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 1%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$31,000

Phone Support
up arrow 1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 43%
ADVERTISEMENT