The larger portion of Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $20.45 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Office Managers of Dental Offices can bottom out near $33K or peak near $61K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Office Managers of Dental Offices. Roughly two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one-half collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,968 - $63,772
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$35K
$47K
$64K
MEDIAN: $46,871
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$15.49 - $26.96
(Median)
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$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,968 - $63,772  
   
Bonus
$204.03 - $6,480  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $4,832  
Commission
$512  
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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$33,326 - $60,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $26.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.89  
Overtime
$21.85 - $37.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$204.03 - $6,480  
   
Commission
$512  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $4,832  
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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$33,326 - $60,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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Job Description for Office Manager, Dental Office

Office managers of dental offices have a variety of administrative duties, and leadership skills are highly beneficial in order to oversee other staff members such as secretaries, bookkeepers, and dental assistants. Office managers may hire, schedule, and manage these employees, as well as fill in for duties of secretaries when necessary. In smaller practices, they may fulfill these duties regularly.

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Office Manager, Dental Office Tasks

  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies.
  • Oversee compliance with established recordkeeping guidelines.
  • Perform collections of outstanding bills.
  • Oversee insurance claims and billing.
  • Conduct patient service needs and resolve issues or complex problems as needed.

Common Career Paths for Office Manager, Dental Office


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For Office Managers of 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 Dental Office may also move into a role as a Dental Office Manager or a Practice Manager.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Dental Office


Office Managers of Dental Offices seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Accounts Payable, Human Resources, Operations Management, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Collections, Software Knowledge, and Insurance. Those familiar with Billing also tend to know Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Dental Office

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Office Managers of Dental Offices with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Office Managers of Dental Offices make a median salary of $46K. Office Managers of Dental Offices who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $49K on average.

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Experience Affects Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries



National Average
$45,000



Skills That Affect Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries


Human Resources
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Operations Management
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Office Management
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National Average
$45,000

Accounts Receivable
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bill collections
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Customer Relations
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Patient Education
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Scheduling
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Customer Service
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Insurance
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Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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