Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary

Women comprise the majority of Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $17.03 per hour on average. Cash earnings for Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices — including $5K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $28K to $59K depending on individual performance. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, approximately one-half do receive medical benefits and one in three have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report 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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90%

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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.

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Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Practice Administrator. The average Practice Administrator brings home $67K per year. Becoming an Office Manager of a Medical Office or an Office Manager of a Dental Office is often the next step for an Office Manager of a Medical or Dental Office.

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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 deep pool of skills 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 7 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance and Billing. It is often found that people who know Billing are 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.


Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $36K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $40K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $46K.

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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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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)
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$40,000

Scheduling
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Billing
up arrow 3%

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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