Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $20.59 per hour for pay. Overall cash earnings for Office Managers of Dental Offices vary widely between $33K and $61K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and more than two-fifths earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Office Managers of Dental Offices is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,978 - $65,588
$33K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,406
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$15.44 - $27.10
$15
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20.59
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$0$65K
Salary $32,978 - $65,588
Bonus $204.59 - $6,093
Profit Sharing $860 - $6,400
Commission $550
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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$33,195 - $61,042
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 175
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $15.44 - $27.10
Hourly Tips $0.30
Overtime $21.67 - $38.94
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $204.59 - $6,093
Commission $550
Profit Sharing $860 - $6,400
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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$33,195 - $61,042
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 401

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Job Description for Office Manager, Dental Office

Office managers of dental offices have a variety of administrative duties, and leadership skills are highly beneficial in order to oversee other staff members such as secretaries, bookkeepers, and dental assistants. Office managers may hire, schedule, and manage these employees, as well as fill in for duties of secretaries when necessary. In smaller practices, they may fulfill these duties regularly.

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Office Manager, Dental Office Tasks

  • Oversee day-to-day operational and staffing activities.
  • Assure compliance and maintain awareness of payer and reimbursement policies, coding guidelines and health insurance changes.
  • Maintain organizational policies and procedures for the office.
  • Administer fiscal operations; including accounting, planning budgets and coordinating financial reporting.
  • Ensure compliance and maintain awareness of payer and reimbursement policies, coding guidelines and health insurance changes.

Common Career Paths for Office Manager, Dental Office


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As Office Managers of Dental Offices transition into upper-level roles such as Practice Administrator, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Practice Administrators earn $68K on average per year. It is not uncommon for an Office Manager of a Dental Office to continue on to become a Dental Office Manager or a Practice Manager.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Dental Office


Office Managers of Dental Offices seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Operations Management, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Collections, Scheduling, and Customer Service. Most people experienced in Billing also know Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Dental Office

Pay by Experience for an Office Manager, Dental Office has a positive trend. An entry-level Office Manager, Dental Office with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Office Manager, 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 $43,000 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Office Manager, Dental Office which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 206 salaries. An Office Manager, 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 $49,000 based on 163 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,123

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

The three biggest American cities also offer the biggest paychecks — professionals in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York earn more on average than Office Managers of Dental Offices in the rest of the country. The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver.

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Q: What is it like working as an Office Manager, Dental Office?

Office Manager, Dental Office in Ann Arbor:
Pros: The people, the confidence.
Cons: The lack of help and under paid.

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Key Stats for Office Manager, Dental Office

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$45,000

▼5%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 38%
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