Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Salary

Women comprise the majority of Dental Office Receptionists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.26 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $11.30 per hour to $20.65. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Most Dental Office Receptionists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one-third, and close to two-fifths earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,676 - $58,567
$21K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $35,056
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$11.25 - $20.72
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MEDIAN: $15.38
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$0$58K
Salary $20,676 - $58,567
Bonus $200.80 - $3,048
Profit Sharing $1,850
Commission $0.00
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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$23,640 - $44,910
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $11.25 - $20.72
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $13.97 - $31.09
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $200.80 - $3,048
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $1,850
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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$23,640 - $44,910
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 775

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Job Description for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office

The dental office front desk receptionist is the first person that clients see when they visit or call the dental office. The receptionist does vital work with scheduling, records handling and entry, correspondence, verifying insurance eligibility, and facilitating records requests.

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Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Tasks

  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office


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At the upper end, Dental Office Receptionists who move into a Dental Hygienist role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Dental Hygienists is a much higher $64K per year. An Office Manager of a Dental Office or a Dental Receptionist is a typical transition from a Dental Office Receptionist role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office


Popular Skills for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office


Survey results imply that Dental Office Receptionists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, bill collections, Collections, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Spanish Language. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office

Pay by Experience for a Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office has a positive trend. An entry-level Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 439 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 191 salaries. An experienced Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 192 salaries. A Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office 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 126 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,268

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

Though Dental Office Receptionists can find somewhat larger paychecks in New York — just above the national average — location actually has a very small overall effect on compensation in this occupation. Compared to the national average, Los Angeles Dental Office Receptionists have considerably lower salaries, 29 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Miami and San Diego earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (22 percent less and 21 percent less, respectively).

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office?

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in Glendora:
"Enjoying the new patients and talking with insurance."
Pros: The area the people the hours, commute, m.
Cons: Not enough pay.

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in Newark:
"Underpaid and under-appreciated."
Pros: Working with certain patients and certain other employees.
Cons: Other employees pass off their work; when mistakes are discovered, everyone tries to pass blame; employees spend far too much time on their personal phones& take many small breaks throughout day; the Dr's do nothing to ensure workers are actually doing their jobs& pay does not commensurate with performance.

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in Denton:
"Very busy and good human contact."
Pros: Meeting people, learning the profession.
Cons: Low pay and few hours.

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in Lake Forest:
Pros: I feel satisfied being able to translate for spanish-speaking patients.
Cons: I don't like that I get payed very low and the work load is a lot.

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in San Diego:
"Coprate culture, part time, neat house."
Pros: It is qu te office, patient good attemp. Compterble relaxing. Your own place.
Cons: Some time broring , not thing to do, not teach the new skill.

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in Westfield:
"Good."
Pros: Very interesting to learn about the types of orthodontic problems.
Cons: We need to know what everyone does and no one has a set job position.

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in Bluffton:
"Dental Receptionist."
Pros: I love interacting with people; figuring out conflicts and problems make my job worthwhile. Also, fixing people's smiles and getting them out of pain is always rewarding.
Cons: I hate sitting down all the time. And oftentimes there is a lull in work to be done.

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Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries

▲20%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$32,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries



▲3%

▲3%

▲3%


National Average
$32,000

▼1%


Customer Service
▼2%

Phone Support
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 47%
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