Receptionist, Dental Office Salary

Most Dental Office Receptionists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.25 per hour. About two-fifths enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and nearly one in eight get vision benefits. Work is enjoyable for Dental Office Receptionists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Read More
$19,848 - $50,396
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,129
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$10.07 - $20.13
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,848 - $50,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,738  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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).
)
$20,935 - $43,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.25  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,738  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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).
)
$20,935 - $43,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Dental Office Receptionists sometimes assume positions such as Dental Hygienists. That role pays $64K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Dental Office Receptionist involves becoming an Office Manager of a Dental Office or an Administrative Assistant, roles that pay $11K more and $1K more on average.

Dental Receptionist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Dental Office Receptionists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Collections, Customer Service, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist, Dental Office

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Dental Office Receptionists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $33K. Dental Office Receptionists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $36K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 19%

Collections
up arrow 15%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 40%
ADVERTISEMENT