Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

Women comprise the majority of Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $19.99 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings of Office Managers of Dental Offices stretch from $32K near the bottom to $60K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing. More than a third enjoy medical while a little more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in ten. For the most part, Office Managers of Dental Offices enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$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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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 $67K annually. Career advancement for the typical Office Manager of a Dental Office often leads to becoming a Dental Office Manager or a Practice Manager; median salaries in these positions are $2K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Dental Office


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bookkeeping, Customer Service, and Scheduling. Most people familiar with Insurance also know 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.


Office Managers of Dental Offices with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $38K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $42K. On average, Office Managers of Dental Offices make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $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
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

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
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Billing
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

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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