Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary

The larger portion of Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $17.29 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — two in five — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and slightly less than a third have dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,658 - $65,632
$31K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,814
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$13.39 - $27.81
$13
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.29
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,658 - $65,632  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$29,230 - $63,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $27.81  
   
Overtime
$1.07 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$293.61 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$29,230 - $63,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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. An Office Manager of a Medical Office or an Office Manager of a Dental Office is a typical 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


Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Operations Management, and Electronic Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Coding, Insurance, and Payroll Administration. Those proficient in Insurance are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accounts Receivable. Most people experienced in 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $39K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $37K. Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices see a median salary of $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $51K on average.

Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Reviews

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
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

▲22%

▲12%

National Average
$42,000

▼7%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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