Receptionist, Dental Office Salary

Most Dental Office Receptionists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $15.03 per hour. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. More than a third get medical and dental insurance, and about a tenth get vision plans, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,383 - $60,114
$19K
$24K
$60K
MEDIAN: $24,306
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50%
90%

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$10.87 - $19.79
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.03
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$0$60K
Salary $19,383 - $60,114
Bonus $400.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $2,925
Total Pay (?
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$21,712 - $42,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.87 - $19.79
Overtime $17.27 - $33.75
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $400.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $2,925
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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$21,712 - $42,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 147

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Job Description for Receptionist, Dental Office

A dental office receptionist works at the front desk of a dental office and greets customers as they enter the facility. Strong people skills and friendliness are essential, as he/she is the first person the customer sees upon entering. The receptionist will schedule patient appointments, check-in patients for their appointments, and provide waiting times, if necessary.

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Receptionist, Dental Office Tasks

  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.
  • Receive insurance co-pay payments and post amounts paid to patient accounts.
  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.

Common Career Paths for Receptionist, Dental Office


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It's not very common for Dental Office Receptionists to move on to become Dental Hygienists. Average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $64K annually. However, becoming a Office Manager of a Dental Office or Administrative Assistant is a more frequent transition for Dental Office Receptionists.

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Popular Skills for Receptionist, Dental Office


Dental Office Receptionists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, facility with Billing and Collections are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist, Dental Office

Pay by Experience for a Receptionist, Dental Office has a positive trend. An entry-level Receptionist, Dental Office with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Receptionist, Dental Office with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Receptionist, Dental Office which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 42 salaries. A Receptionist, Dental Office with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 28 salaries.

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Key Stats for Receptionist, Dental Office

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

▲18%

▲10%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

Billing
▲33%

Collections
▲10%


Scheduling
▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 43%
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