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

Women make up the vast majority of Medical or Dental Office Managers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.79 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $12.03 per hour to $24.27. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing—peaking near $4,049 and $8,170, respectively—total cash payment can bottom out near $29,236 or peak near $60,485. In this profession, 44 percent individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and 18 percent have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction for Medical or Dental Office Managers is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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. As Medical or Dental Office Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Medical Office Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, despite the $1,369 drop in pay. Another common career choice for Medical or Dental Office Managers is to move into a Dental Office Manager role—this promotion comes with a pay raise of $2,219.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office

Survey takers working as Medical or Dental Office Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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. Most people experienced in 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. Beginning workers can expect to earn $34K starting out, which grows to $39K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $41K. After 20 years of work in the field, Medical or Dental Office Managers typically earn $46K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. 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 20 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

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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%
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