Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

Women account for the majority of Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $20.53 per hour. Total incomes of Office Managers of Dental Offices incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $33K and $62K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Close to two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over two-fifths collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,553 - $65,691
$34K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,000
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$15.42 - $27.15
$15
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20.53
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,553 - $65,691  
   
Bonus
$202.98 - $6,569  
Profit Sharing
$720 - $6,000  
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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$33,219 - $61,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $27.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.89  
Overtime
$21.58 - $38.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$202.98 - $6,569  
   
Commission
$550  
Profit Sharing
$720 - $6,000  
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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$33,219 - $61,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 393

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Practice Administrator, where median compensation is $68K annually. Becoming a Dental Office Manager or a Practice Manager is often the next step for an Office Manager of a Dental Office.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Dental Office


Survey results imply that Office Managers of Dental Offices deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 pay less than market rate 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

National Average: $45,123

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

Above-average salaries for Office Managers of Dental Offices can be found in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, the three largest cities in the United States. Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver.

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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 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
32%
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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 100 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
33%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 36%
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