Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary (United States)

Most Medical or Dental Office Managers in the United States are women. The work force as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.79 per hour. Compensation ranges from $12.03 per hour on the low end to $24.27 on the high end. Medical benefits are awarded to 44 percent, and about a third earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary (?
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$29,236 - $60,485
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MEDIAN: $40,742
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Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salary (?
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$12.03 - $24.27
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,236 - $60,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,049  
Profit Sharing
$1,924 - $8,170  
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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$26,560 - $57,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $24.27  
   
Overtime
$15.23 - $35.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,049  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,924 - $8,170  
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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$26,560 - $57,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 441
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Job Description for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office

  • Administer fiscal operations; including accounting, planning budgets and coordinating financial reporting.
  • Ensure compliance and maintain awareness of payer and reimbursement policies, coding guidelines and health insurance changes.
  • Maintain organizational policies and procedures for the office.
  • Oversee day-to-day operational and staffing activities.
  • Assure compliance and maintain awareness of payer and reimbursement policies, coding guidelines and health insurance changes.

Common Career Paths for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office

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Medical or Dental Office Managers' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Practice Manager may get paid an extra $13,883 per year. Becoming a Medical Office Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Medical or Dental Office Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career, despite the fact that salaries take a $1,369 cut. Another frequent advance is for Medical or Dental Office Managers to assume a Dental Office Manager role; in this role, workers often enjoy a $2,219 raise in pay.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office

Medical or Dental Office Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Operations Management, Accounts Receivable, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 17 percent, 14 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Billing also know Accounts Receivable and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Medical or Dental Office Managers, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. New salaries start at $34K and reach $39K in five to 10 years. Salary comes to $41K after 10 to 20 years. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Medical or Dental Office Managers tend to earn $46K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in five. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

Accounts Payable
up arrow 7%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%
Scheduling
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National Average
$39,000
Billing
up arrow 1%
Insurance
up arrow 1%
Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 45%