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Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

Women account for the majority of Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $19.53 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. More than a third enjoy medical while one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. For the most part, Office Managers of Dental Offices enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,078 - $58,989
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $42,271
10%
50%
90%

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$14.47 - $26.62
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
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
$29,078 - $58,989  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,943  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $6,302  
Commission
$1.00 - $11,000  
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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$30,445 - $59,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $26.62  
   
Overtime
$3.93 - $39.61  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,943  
   
Commission
$1.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $6,302  
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).
)
$30,445 - $59,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 914

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Practice Administrator. The average Practice Administrator brings home $67K 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 $3K 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 Accounts Payable, Payroll Administration, Operations Management, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Scheduling, and Software Knowledge. Those familiar with Insurance also tend to 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Office Managers of Dental Offices — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $38K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $41K. Office Managers of Dental Offices bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Office Managers of Dental Offices reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $49K.

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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
up arrow 9%



Office Management
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

Accounting
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National Average
$42,000

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Billing
up arrow 2%

Collections
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 34%
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