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Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary

Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.75 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices. A little less than one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to a third collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,048 - $62,180
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,719
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50%
90%

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$11.95 - $23.91
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
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
$29,048 - $62,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,854  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $5,809  
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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$26,513 - $57,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $23.91  
   
Overtime
$12.82 - $35.74  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,854  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $5,809  
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).
)
$26,513 - $57,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 328

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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.

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 $67K 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


Survey takers working as Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounts Receivable, Operations Management, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 14 percent and 17 percent. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $39K. For Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. 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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Experience Affects Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries






Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Medical Coding
0%

National Average
$39,000

Billing
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 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
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 44%
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