Entry-Level Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Salary

The average Entry-Level Dental Office Receptionist earns approximately $14.40 per hour. Close to a fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly two in five collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Dental Office Receptionists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,942 - $40,695
$35K
MEDIAN: $35,000
50%

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$10.76 - $18.82
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.38
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$0$40K
Salary $35,000
Bonus $700
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$22,549 - $40,178
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $10.76 - $18.82
Overtime $18.59
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $700
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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$22,549 - $40,178
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 125

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Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,467

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

Entry-Level Dental Office Receptionists in San Antonio take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average.

Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office in Holly Springs:
"Know your job description."
I would recommend anybody that is considering "Front Desk / Dental" position, to ensure the duties and responsibilities of the job are clearly defined and provided up front, BEFORE determining what you will ask for with regard to wages. Front Desk can be a very "gray area" within the dental profession, and if duties are not well defined up front, becomes very easy to just keep adding duties and workload to the position until you are working far beyond your compensation. Take pride in your practice, always greet people with respect and compassion, and ALWAYS take responsibility for fixing problems when they arise in order to take care of the customers needs. "Customer is King" rings very true here, coming to the dentist is not comfortable to most people, provide them comfort.

Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office in Morgan Hill:
You represent the office. So my advise would be to welcome each patient with a warm friendly smile and great customer service attending to there every need professionally. Make the feel comfortable as some patients may be very nervous and afraid to see the dentist from past experiences.

Key Stats for Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Front Desk/Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

Billing
▲2%

Accounts Receivable
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

Scheduling
▼2%

Insurance
▼2%

Software Knowledge
▼4%

Customer Service
▼6%

Job Scheduling
▼6%

Phone Support
▼9%

Organizational Development
▼10%

Real-Time
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 48%
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