Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $19.57 per hour. Total cash compensation for Office Managers of Dental Offices runs from $30K to $59K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Over a third enjoy medical while roughly one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,297 - $59,545
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,194
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$14.45 - $26.54
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,297 - $59,545  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
Profit Sharing
$1,032 - $5,939  
Commission
$1.17 - $10,809  
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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$30,481 - $59,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 457
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $26.54  
   
Overtime
$12.51 - $39.38  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
   
Commission
$1.17 - $10,809  
Profit Sharing
$1,032 - $5,939  
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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$30,481 - $59,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008

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Job Description for Office Manager, Dental Office

  • 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 transition into a Practice Administrator role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $67K per year. Dental Office Managers or Practice Managers are common next-step roles for Office Managers of Dental Offices moving up in their careers; annual pay for Dental Office Managers is $2K higher on average, and it's $11K higher for Practice Managers.

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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 Payroll Administration, Accounts Payable, Operations Management, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Scheduling. It is often found that people who know Insurance are also skilled 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 many Office Managers of Dental Offices, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $38K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $44K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $48K.

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Experience Affects Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries

Payroll Administration
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
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Office Management
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Accounting
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National Average
$42,000

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Billing
up arrow 2%

Collections
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Customer Relations
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Software Knowledge
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Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 34%