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 $20.43 per hour. Total cash compensation to Office Managers of Dental Offices approaches anywhere from $33K on the lower end to $61K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-half collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Office Managers of Dental Offices, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,677 - $64,547
$34K
$47K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,877
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$15.43 - $27.07
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$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,677 - $64,547  
   
Bonus
$202.53 - $6,342  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $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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$33,212 - $61,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $27.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.89  
Overtime
$21.88 - $38.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$202.53 - $6,342  
   
Commission
$550  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $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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$33,212 - $61,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 374

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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. 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


Office Managers of Dental Offices seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Accounts Payable, Human Resources, Operations Management, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Collections, Scheduling, and Software Knowledge. Those familiar with Billing also tend to know Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Dental Office

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. Office Managers of Dental Offices who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $47K. Office Managers of Dental Offices who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $48K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,786

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

Office Managers of Dental Offices will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Office Managers of Dental Offices will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent). In Denver, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Office Manager, Dental Office

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$45,000

▼4%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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