A Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office earns an average wage of $14.26 per hour. A skill in Accounts Receivable is associated with high pay for this job.
Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Total Pay (?
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$19,552 - $40,867
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MEDIAN: $30,381
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Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Total Pay (?
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$9.88 - $19.88
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,552 - $40,867  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,676  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $15,659  
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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$20,595 - $41,985  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,680
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $19.88  
   
Overtime
$1.95 - $29.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,676  
   
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $15,659  
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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$20,595 - $41,985  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,680
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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.
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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.
  • 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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Tulsa
up arrow 7%
San Diego
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National Average
$30,000
Dallas
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Little Rock
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Houston
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San Jose
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Chattanooga
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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

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Software Knowledge
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Customer Service
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National Average
$30,000
Phone Support
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 149 votes.
Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 44%
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