Office Manager, Dental Office Salary
Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $20.69 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $6K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $33K and hits $61K on the high end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Office Managers of Dental Offices, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third enjoy medical while just over two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in ten.
|Salary||$33,986 - $67,007|
|Bonus||$225.00 - $6,068|
|Profit Sharing||$705 - $4,902|
|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).)
|$33,252 - $61,856|
|Hourly Rate||$15.35 - $27.45|
|Overtime||$22.10 - $38.80|
|Bonus||$225.00 - $6,068|
|Profit Sharing||$705 - $4,902|
|Total Pay (||$33,252 - $61,856|
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.Read More...
Managers of dental offices may be expected to greet customers at the front desk and answer telephone calls, so strong customer service and communication skills are important to assist customers in-person, on the phone, and via electronic communications. Scheduling patients for appointments and sending out reminders may also be necessary. These managers may be responsible for maintaining full schedules for the facility, so strong computer skills are important, as well.
Those in this position may need to be proficient with accounting, as it is often necessary to oversee financial transactions. They may also need to ensure that patients have eligible insurance coverage and communicate with insurers to pre-approve patients for services and to receive reimbursement. Collections of fees owed by customers may occasionally be necessary.
Dental office managers must be able to understand basic dental terms and answer questions and concerns from customers. They may have budgets to oversee, as well as purchasing duties, and it's important to ensure that purchases are of high quality but also affordable. They must also take inventory to ensure that necessary supplies are available at all times. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
Office Managers of Dental Offices who go on to become Practice Administrators may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Practice Administrators is $68K annually. An Office Manager of a Dental Office may also move into a role as a Dental Office Manager or a Practice Manager.
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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Dental Office
Survey takers working as Office Managers of Dental Offices report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Operations Management, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Collections, Scheduling, and Customer Service. Those familiar with Billing also tend to 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
Office Managers of Dental Offices in search of higher pay head to America's three biggest cities. Perhaps not surprisingly, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York all offer salaries above the national rate. Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks.
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