The average hourly pay for a Dental Receptionist is $15.63.
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What Do Dental Receptionists Do?
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
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Popular Employer Salaries for Dental Receptionist
The top respondents for the job title Dental Receptionist are from the companies DDS Inc., Family Dental and Dr. B. Reported salaries are highest at DDS Inc. where the average pay is $23.97. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Family Dental and Dr. B, earning around $19.00 and $17.30, respectively. Dental Dreams pays the lowest at around $11.15. Dental Group Ltd and Community Health Center of Snohomish County also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.50 and $16.15, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Dental Receptionists?
Skills in Insurance, Billing and Bill Collections are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Scheduling.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dental Receptionists?
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 $13.57 based on 179 salaries. An early career Dental Receptionist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.65 based on 523 salaries. A mid-career Dental Receptionist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.18 based on 238 salaries. An experienced Dental Receptionist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.29 based on 271 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Dental Receptionist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 8.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (7.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (15.0% less), Phoenix, Arizona (5.2% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.9% less).
Years of Experience
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