$31,431
Avg. Salary
$15.23
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$775

Bonus

$1,517

Profit Sharing

$308

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dental Receptionist is $15.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Receptionist is $31,431 per year.

10%
$11.32
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$15.23
50%
$20.54
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90%
MEDIAN $15.23
10%
$20k
10%
$31k
50%
$49k
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MEDIAN $31,431
$20,023 - $48,511
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$49K
MEDIAN: $31,431
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$0$48K
Salary $20,023 - $48,511
Bonus $194 - $3,651
Profit Sharing $486 - $5,839
Commission $308
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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$23,606 - $43,358
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 108
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.32 - $20.54
Hourly Tips $2.37
Overtime $15.62 - $34.69
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $194 - $3,651
Commission $308
Profit Sharing $486 - $5,839
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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$23,606 - $43,358
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,902

Job Description

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.

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Common Career Paths


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Dental Receptionists often transition into Dental Office Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Dental Office Managers earn $45K per year. A Dental Receptionist may also move into a role as a Dental Office Receptionist or an Office Manager of a Dental Office.

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Popular Skills


Dental Receptionists report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Collections, Dental assistant, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 19 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry, Typing, and Oral / Verbal Communication. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Dental Receptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Receptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 582 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Receptionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 270 salaries. An experienced Dental Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 291 salaries. A Dental Receptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 177 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

20%

14%

13%

3%

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-17%

-18%

National Average: $31,843

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

For those looking to make money, Dental Receptionists in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Dental Receptionists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Hartford (+18 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Portland (+14 percent), and Honolulu (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Sacramento and 11 percent less in Baltimore, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Receptionist?

Dental Receptionist in Albuquerque:
"Good field."
Pros: The area
Cons: The traffic

Dental Receptionist in Pike Road:
"Receptionist."
Pros: The people
Cons: Nothing

Dental Receptionist in Arlington:
"Great little town."
Pros: away from the city no traffic or commute
Cons: n/a

Dental Receptionist in Bellingham:
"Bellingham is an excellent area to work and raise a family."
Pros: It is an easy commute to Bellingham.
Cons: Nothing comes to mind

Dental Receptionist in Danville:
"Always make the patient feel as though theyare the#1 priorty."
My advise would be to don't sweat the small stuff. Listen to the other ladies who have been there longer and let those ladies be your mentors. Never think that you are better than the person right next to you because even the BEST make mistakes. Take criticism as it helps you grow...it may hurt your feelings but later in life you will appreciate it. Always remember that new patients are the MOST important as they will possibly bring you more business, such as family or friends. Never take your employers for granted because you are lucky to have a job in today's economy. Always answer the phone in a timely manner if possible because that could be that next patient that needs an appointment that brings profit to your company and referrals. I always act as though it were my company and I try to run it as though it were my own. It makes you think about how much TRUST EMPLOYERS are putting into you, for you to do your job correctly.

Dental Receptionist in Doylestown:
"It is very mind consuming. Multi-tasking is key."
Pros: Co-workers. I feel like I'm learning so much. Free dentistry for myself and 40% off for my family.
Cons: Some of the dynamic with a particular co-worker. Low pay. Sitting behind a desk.

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Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 276 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲21%

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$32,000

▼12%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Collections
▲29%

Dental assistant
▲18%

Accounts Receivable
▲8%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲5%

▲1%

▲1%

Bill Collections
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

Scheduling
▼1%


Bilingual
▼5%

Typing
▼9%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼9%

Data Entry
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 58%