Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $19.99 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $32K and hits $60K on the high end. Most Office Managers of Dental Offices report high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third enjoy medical while over one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-tenth.

$30,490 - $59,622
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,489
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$14.83 - $26.87
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,490 - $59,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
Profit Sharing
$1,132 - $5,034  
Commission
$600  
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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$31,505 - $59,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $26.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.47  
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
   
Commission
$600  
Profit Sharing
$1,132 - $5,034  
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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$31,505 - $59,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 529
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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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Office Managers of Dental Offices who go on to become Practice Administrators may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Practice Administrators is $67K annually. A common career progression for an Office Manager of a Dental Office is to become a Dental Office Manager or a Practice Manager. Compared to Office Managers of Dental Offices, the first group earns $2K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Dental Office


Survey takers working as Office Managers of Dental Offices report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Bookkeeping, Customer Service, and Scheduling. Those educated in Insurance tend to be well versed in Billing and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Dental Office

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


For Office Managers of Dental Offices, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $38K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $42K. Office Managers of Dental Offices with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. Office Managers of Dental Offices who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $50K.

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Experience Affects Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries



National Average
$43,000



Skills That Affect Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries



Accounts Receivable
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Operations Management
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Office Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$43,000

Insurance
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Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Collections
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Customer Relations
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Billing
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Scheduling
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Customer Service
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Software Knowledge
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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