Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $20.54 per hour. Total cash compensation to Office Managers of Dental Offices ranges from $33K on the lower end to $61K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to about two-fifths, and slightly less than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,940 - $65,412
$33K
$47K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,941
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50%
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$15.39 - $27.04
$15
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20.54
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,940 - $65,412  
   
Bonus
$204.53 - $6,287  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $6,040  
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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$33,090 - $61,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.39 - $27.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.89  
Overtime
$21.49 - $38.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$204.53 - $6,287  
   
Commission
$550  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $6,040  
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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$33,090 - $61,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 365
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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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Office Managers of Dental Offices who transition into a Practice Administrator role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $68K per year. An Office Manager of a Dental Office often moves 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 wield many 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Collections, Scheduling, and Customer Service. Most people who know Billing also know Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Dental Office

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


Office Managers of Dental Offices with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $39K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $43K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. Office Managers of Dental Offices with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,015

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

Professionals earn a generous sum in the three largest American cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York each offer salaries above the national average. Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average.

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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 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%
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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 92 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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