Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $19.61 per hour for pay. Total cash compensation to Office Managers of Dental Offices approaches anywhere from $31K on the lower end to $59K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and nearly one-half earn dental coverage.

$29,068 - $58,637
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $42,147
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$14.53 - $26.61
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$29,068 - $58,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,901  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $6,097  
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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$30,585 - $59,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $26.61  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.32  
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 - $4,901  
   
Commission
$1.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $6,097  
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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$30,585 - $59,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 817
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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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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. When Office Managers of Dental Offices are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Dental Office Managers or Practice Managers. Those roles pay an additional $3K and $11K, 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 Payroll Administration, Accounts Payable, Operations Management, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Scheduling. Most people who know 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.


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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $38K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $41K on average. Office Managers of Dental Offices see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Office Managers of Dental Offices who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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 11%



Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%

Accounting
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Accounts Receivable
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Office Management
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National Average
$42,000

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Billing
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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 203 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 34%
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