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Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

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 $19.47 per hour. Incomes of Office Managers of Dental Offices depend heavily on individual performance. In exceptional cases, bonuses and profit sharing can bring in $5K each, and a few high-rollers can pull down as much as $25K in commissions; this causes total packages to range between $30K and $59K. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.
$29,155 - $59,580
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,091
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90%

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$14.40 - $26.25
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,155 - $59,580  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
Profit Sharing
$843 - $5,093  
Commission
$0.07 - $24,832  
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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$30,348 - $59,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 612
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $26.25  
   
Overtime
$15.03 - $40.38  
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 - $4,992  
   
Commission
$0.07 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$843 - $5,093  
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).
)
$30,348 - $59,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,289
United States (change)

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 do not often transition into Dental Hygienist roles. The role averages $64K per year. Office Managers of Dental Offices moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Dental Office Managers or Practice Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $2K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Dental Office


Office Managers of Dental Offices seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Operations Management, Payroll Administration, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $37K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $48K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 20%


Payroll Administration
up arrow 7%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Office Management
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Software Knowledge
0%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$42,000

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Billing
up arrow 2%

Collections
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 297 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
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%