Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Dental Office Receptionists, 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. Starting out, salaries are typically $25K, which grows to $30K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $34K. Salaries grow more slowly as Dental Office Receptionists approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $36K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 13 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.