Receptionist, Dental Office Salary

Women comprise the majority of Dental Office Receptionists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.07 per hour on average. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one in three receive medical and dental insurance and less than one in ten get vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$19,396 - $51,521
$19K
$24K
$52K
MEDIAN: $24,306
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50%
90%

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$10.76 - $19.77
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.07
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,396 - $51,521  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $2,061  
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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$21,451 - $42,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $19.77  
   
Overtime
$17.22 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$484.79 - $2,061  
   
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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$21,451 - $42,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Receptionist, Dental Office


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While not commonly seen, Dental Office Receptionists who transition into a Dental Hygienist position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Dental Hygienists is $64K per year. However, Dental Office Receptionists typically graduate to Office Managers of Dental Offices or Administrative Assistants.

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Popular Skills for Receptionist, Dental Office


Dental Office Receptionists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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 experienced in 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 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

Billing
▲33%

Collections
▲10%


▲1%

Scheduling
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 43%