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Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.70 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while roughly a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a fifth. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,141 - $60,911
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,598
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$11.87 - $24.04
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,141 - $60,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,114  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $7,000  
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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$26,428 - $56,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.87 - $24.04  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $36.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,114  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $7,000  
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).
)
$26,428 - $56,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336

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Job Description for Office Manager, Medical or Dental 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.
  • 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. An Office Manager of a Medical Office role is the most common promotion for Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $37K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices is an Office Manager of a Dental Office position, where earnings are usually $41K.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Operations Management, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 16 percent. The majority of those who know Billing also know 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 Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $35K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $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




Accounts Payable
up arrow 9%


Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Billing
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 44%