Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $17.14 per hour for pay. Final cash compensation to Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices varies from around $29K to approximately $63K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $6K, respectively. Although the larger part have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, roughly two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,913 - $64,945
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MEDIAN: $45,461
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$13.22 - $25.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,913 - $64,945  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,960  
Total Pay (?
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$28,657 - $63,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $25.91  
   
Overtime
$1.07 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$242.40 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,960  
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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$28,657 - $63,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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

  • 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, Medical or Dental Office


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For Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices, progressing to a Practice Administrator role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Practice Administrator can earn $68K annually. It is not uncommon for an Office Manager of a Medical or Dental Office to continue on to become an Office Manager of a Medical Office or an Office Manager of a Dental Office.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Accounts Payable, Human Resources, Operations Management, and Electronic Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Insurance, Customer Relationship Management, and Payroll Administration. Most people familiar with Insurance also know Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accounts Receivable. Most people skilled in Billing are similarly competent 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $38K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $50K.

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Q: What is it like working as an Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office?

Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office in Houston:
"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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Key Stats for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
027
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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