Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $19.58 per hour. In the world of Office Managers of Dental Offices, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $31K and $59K. Job satisfaction for Office Managers of Dental Offices is high. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and about one-half earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,216 - $58,659
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $42,117
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$14.55 - $26.64
(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
$29,216 - $58,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,859  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $6,112  
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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$30,651 - $59,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 345
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $26.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.39  
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 - $4,859  
   
Commission
$1.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $6,112  
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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$30,651 - $59,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 796
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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. 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 takers working as Office Managers of Dental Offices report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Accounts Payable, Operations Management, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Scheduling. 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.


For many Office Managers of Dental Offices, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Office Managers of Dental Offices in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $38K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. 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 11%



Office Management
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Bookkeeping
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Accounting
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Accounts Receivable
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$42,000

Insurance
up arrow 1%

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 198 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
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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