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 $19.57 per hour for pay. 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to about two-fifths, and one-half earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,236 - $58,967

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$14.57 - $26.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,236 - $58,967  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,905  
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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$30,677 - $59,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $26.46  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,905  
   
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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$30,677 - $59,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 761
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Job Description for Office Manager, Dental Office

Office managers of dental offices have a variety of administrative duties, and leadership skills are highly beneficial in order to oversee other staff members such as secretaries, bookkeepers, and dental assistants. Office managers may hire, schedule, and manage these employees, as well as fill in for duties of secretaries when necessary. In smaller practices, they may fulfill these duties regularly.

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Office Manager, Dental Office Tasks

  • 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. A common career progression for an Office Manager of a Dental Office is to become a Dental Office Manager or a Practice Manager. Compared to Office Managers of Dental Offices, the first group earns $3K more on average, and the second group earns $11K more.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Dental Office


Survey results imply that Office Managers of Dental Offices deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Scheduling, and Software Knowledge. Most people skilled in Insurance are similarly competent 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During the first five years of their careers, Office Managers of Dental Offices see a median income of $38K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $41K. 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 $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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Accounting
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Office Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Accounts Receivable
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National Average
$42,000

Insurance
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Billing
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Collections
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Customer Relations
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Scheduling
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Software Knowledge
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 196 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: 39% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 33%
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