The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Dental Receptionist with Accounts Receivable skills in Canada is C$21.39.
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C$35,206 - C$54,163
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Job Description for Dental Receptionist
A dental receptionist conducts a number of tasks within a dental office and typically serves as the "first face" that clients see when they enter the office. They take greet new patients and file their insurance information into the office's computer system; they must process insurance information and communicated with insurers and patients. They also handle billing procedures, including sending itemized bills to patients. Dental receptionists also schedule appointments, finding an available d…Read more
Dental Receptionist 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.
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Popular Skills for Dental Receptionist
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Billing, Insurance, Scheduling and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Receptionist
An entry-level Dental Receptionist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$16.64 based on 18 salaries. An early career Dental Receptionist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.70 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Dental Receptionist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$22.74 based on 108 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Dental Receptionist in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 16.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (10.9% more) and Langley, British Columbia (9.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brampton, Ontario (23.0% less), Hamilton, Ontario (6.5% less) and Toronto, Ontario (3.5% less).
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