Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary

Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $17.03 per hour. Final cash compensation to Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices varies from around $28K to approximately $59K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $12K, respectively. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but half have medical insurance, and about a third have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,976 - $63,536
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,363
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$12.51 - $24.58
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,976 - $63,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,825  
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $11,836  
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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$27,810 - $59,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $24.58  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,825  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $11,836  
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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$27,810 - $59,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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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 transition into a Practice Administrator role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $67K per year. Becoming an Office Manager of a Medical Office or an Office Manager of a Dental Office is a common transition from an Office Manager of a Medical or Dental Office role.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office


Survey results imply that Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Operations Management, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance and Billing. Those proficient in Billing are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $36K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $40K. Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices see a median salary of $41K after reaching 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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What is it like working as an Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office?

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"Pros and Cons."
Pros: I like that my job keeps me busy and I get to multi-task and so I am never bored. I get to utilize my education.
Cons: I have to take up the slack of other workers and make sure the job gets done.

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Experience Affects Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries



National Average
$40,000



Skills That Affect Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries





Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$40,000

Scheduling
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Billing
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Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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