Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary
Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $42K annually, but may range from $28K to $59K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a half lack coverage. On the flip side, half have medical insurance and close to one-third receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$25,760 - $66,986|
|Bonus||$255.32 - $3,915|
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|$27,837 - $59,311|
|Hourly Rate||$13.15 - $25.08|
|Bonus||$255.32 - $3,915|
|Total Pay (||$27,837 - $59,311|
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.Read More...
They must be able to supervise a staff and delegate tasks efficiently and effectively. Office managers, medical and dental office, act as liaisons between the medical or dental office and the organization’s CFO or CEO. They must assist doctors and dentists in various administrative matters. They are responsible for the inventory of supplies and medical instruments. In order to get reimbursement from insurance companies or third-party payers, office managers must have thorough knowledge of medical codes.
Office managers often have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business or a related field. They also generally have years of relevant management experience. Office managers must have computer skills and must be proficient with Microsoft Office. They must be able to work in a team environment. They must have interpersonal skills. They must have excellent oral and written communication skills. They have to work effectively with doctors or dentists, staff, patients, vendors, and the public. They may be required to attend classes, workshops, and conferences.
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
Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Practice Administrator. The latter position pays an average of $68K annually. An Office Manager of a Medical or Dental Office may also move into a role as an Office Manager of a Medical Office or an Office Manager of a Dental Office.
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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office
Office Managers of Medical and Dental Offices seem to wield many 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 10 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Coding, Insurance, and Payroll Administration. For most people, competency in Billing indicates knowledge of Accounts Receivable and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Those familiar with Insurance tend to be well versed in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accounts Receivable.
Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office
Pay by Experience for an Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office has a positive trend. An entry-level Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 36 salaries. An Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 26 salaries.
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