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Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary (United States)

Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.79 per hour for pay. Total cash compensation for Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices runs from $27K to $57K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Medical benefits are awarded to more than two-fifths, and approximately one-third earn dental coverage. For the most part, Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary (?
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$29,236 - $60,485
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MEDIAN: $40,742
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Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary (?
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$12.03 - $24.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,236 - $60,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,049  
Profit Sharing
$1,924 - $8,170  
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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$26,560 - $57,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $24.27  
   
Overtime
$15.23 - $35.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,049  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,924 - $8,170  
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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$26,560 - $57,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 441
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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 Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Practice Managers is $53K annually. More often than not, an Office Manager of a Medical Office role is the next step for Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices moving up in the field. Pay for Office Managers of Medical Offices is usually $37K. Many Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices choose to take on an Office Manager of a Dental Office role instead, where salaries are typically $41K.

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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, Operations Management, Accounts Receivable, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 17 percent, 14 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. 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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Office Manager of a Medical or Dental Office with more than 20 years of experience can earn $46K on average. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; slightly more than half of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in five.

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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 7%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%
Scheduling
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National Average
$39,000
Billing
up arrow 1%
Insurance
up arrow 1%
Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 45%