$48,821
Avg. Salary
$21.77
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,217

Bonus

$1,465

Profit Sharing

$3,313

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Office Manager is $21.77 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Office Manager is $48,821 per year.

$16.23
10%
$21.77
50%
$28.92
90%
MEDIAN $21.77
$35k
10%
$49k
50%
$66k
90%
MEDIAN $48,820
$34,913 - $66,256
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$66K
MEDIAN: $48,820
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$16.23 - $28.92
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$0$66K
Salary $34,913 - $66,256
Bonus $99.75 - $5,967
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,993
Commission $0.00 - $10,365
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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$34,634 - $63,976
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,712
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $16.23 - $28.92
Hourly Tips $0.83
Overtime $22.35 - $44.13
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $99.75 - $5,967
Commission $0.00 - $10,365
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,993
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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$34,634 - $63,976
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,909

Job Description for Dental Office Manager

A dental office manager directs general operations for a dental office or firm on a day-to-day basis. This includes scheduling and discipline of employees and general upkeep of the facility, such as replacing any tools or equipment that no longer functions. In addition, the dental office manager may work closely with patients in scheduling appointments or handling complaints and issues related to dental care. The dental office manager works closely with the dentists in the firm or office, which means they must be familiar with common dental practices and techniques so that they may communicate with dentists effectively.

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Dental Office Manager Tasks

  • Oversee patient services, including appointment scheduling, reception, billing, and recordkeeping.
  • Hire, train, and supervise office and custodial staff.
  • Maintain dental facilities and equipment, and restock supplies.
  • Track dental office expenses, prepare financial documents like tax returns, and manage employee payroll.
  • Coordinate office activates to promote efficiency and improve patient service.

Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Office Manager


Dominating the field, Family Dental, Dental Group Ltd, DDS Inc., Family Dental Care, and Aspen Dental are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Dental Office Managers. Dr. B offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $54K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Dr. Jones, DDS Inc., and Gentle Dental, where Dental Office Managers typically earn around $53K, $50K, or $48K, respectively.

Aspen Dental offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $40K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $29K to $48K. Family Dental Care, dentist and Heartland Dental Corporation are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $40K, $42K, and $43K.

Common Career Paths for Dental Office Manager


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As Dental Office Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Practice Administrator, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Practice Administrators earn $68K on average per year. Dental Office Managers most frequently become Dental Insurance Coordinators and Dental Office Receptionists even though median compensation is $12K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Dental Office Manager


Survey takers working as Dental Office Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Human Resources and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Scheduling. Most people skilled in Insurance are similarly competent in Billing and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Office Manager

Pay by Experience for a Dental Office Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Office Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 726 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Office Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 831 salaries. An experienced Dental Office Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 1,222 salaries. A Dental Office Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 860 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,438

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Dental Office Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Dental Office Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+17 percent), Portland (+13 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and San Diego (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (11 percent less) and Las Vegas (5 percent less).

Dental Office Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Office Manager?

Dental Office Manager in Fairfax:
"Networking."
Network with other office managers. I joined an amazing professional organization two years ago called AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Managers). The information received from this organization has been invaluable. There is a blog-site to ask questions, annual conference and some local groups as well.

Dental Office Manager in Prescott:
"Benefits and raises."
Always ask about benefits and the policy for raises.

Dental Office Manager in Spring Valley:
"Keep learning."
Take classes on how to work with people, selling and collections. Go back to school and become a Hygienst.

Dental Office Manager in San Antonio:
"Office conditions."
Pros: The doctors and staff. Managing the schedule and practice. Meeting new people.
Cons:

Dental Office Manager in Rochester:
"Only you can advance your own career."
Advance yourself and educate yourself early on. Find a mentor in the same size office and same scenario as you to learn more as your doctors won't typically be able to help you with questions.

Dental Office Manager in Allentown:
"Great."
Pros: Children learning new things everyday.
Cons: The changes each day adopting to doctors changing their mind each minute.

Dental Office Manager in Virginia Beach:
"Love What You Do, It Makes You Happy And The Company Too."
Learn all aspects of a dental office. Listen to each employee when they have a problem. Be someone they trust. Always back your doctor.

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Key Stats for Dental Office Manager

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1019 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
31%

Experience Affects Dental Office Manager Salaries

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$47,000

▼5%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Dental Office Manager Salaries

Human Resources
▲37%




National Average
$47,000



Office Management
▼2%

Accounts Receivable
▼2%

Customer Relations
▼2%


▼3%

▼3%

▼4%

▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1019 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 45%