Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary

Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.71 per hour for pay. In the world of Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices, total cash compensation can vary between $27K and $58K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $12K, respectively. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices. Medical benefits are awarded to more than two-fifths, and approximately one-third earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,359 - $61,575
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,108
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$11.98 - $23.99
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,359 - $61,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
Profit Sharing
$1,973 - $11,920  
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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$26,623 - $57,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $23.99  
   
Overtime
$10.65 - $35.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,973 - $11,920  
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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$26,623 - $57,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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Job Description for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office

Office managers, medical or dental office, are responsible for leading and managing a medical or dental office. These are usually full-time positions. They usually supervise administrative staff, medical assistants, janitors, and many others. They are usually responsible for cash flow, budget payroll, and staffing. They may work with their employers’ accountants or run their own accounting system. They must oversee business operations closely, so that it is running properly and within a budget. If the business is over the established budget, they must immediately report issues to their employers.

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Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Tasks

  • 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.
  • Maintain organizational policies and procedures for the office.
  • Oversee day-to-day operational and staffing activities.
  • Assure compliance and maintain awareness of payer and reimbursement policies, coding guidelines and health insurance changes.

Common Career Paths for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office


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Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices who go on to become Practice Administrators may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Practice Administrators is $67K annually. Becoming an Office Manager of a Medical Office is, more often than not, the most common role that Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Office Manager of a Medical Office is $37K. Another frequent advance is for Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices to assume an Office Manager of a Dental Office role; in this role, workers often take home $41K.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office


Survey takers working as Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 14 percent and 17 percent. Those educated in Billing tend to be well versed in Accounts Receivable and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office

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


For many Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. On average, Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices make $41K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Office Manager of a Medical or Dental Office generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $46K.

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Experience Affects Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries






Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Scheduling
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$39,000

Billing
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Insurance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 43%
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