Office Manager, Dental Office Salary

Office Managers of Dental Offices in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $20.69 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $6K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $33K and hits $61K on the high end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Office Managers of Dental Offices, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third enjoy medical while just over two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in ten.

$33,127 - $67,962
$33K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,610
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50%
90%

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$15.40 - $27.31
$15
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $21.15
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$0$67K
Salary $33,127 - $67,962
Bonus $202 - $6,965
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,902
Commission $512
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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$33,197 - $62,680
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 166
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $15.40 - $27.31
Hourly Tips $0.30
Overtime $22.10 - $38.83
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $202 - $6,965
Commission $512
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,902
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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$33,197 - $62,680
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 380

Job Description for Office Manager, Dental Office

Office managers of dental offices have a variety of administrative duties, and leadership skills are highly beneficial in order to oversee other staff members such as secretaries, bookkeepers, and dental assistants. Office managers may hire, schedule, and manage these employees, as well as fill in for duties of secretaries when necessary. In smaller practices, they may fulfill these duties regularly.

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Office Manager, Dental Office Tasks

  • Oversee day-to-day operational and staffing activities.
  • Assure compliance and maintain awareness of payer and reimbursement policies, coding guidelines and health insurance changes.
  • Maintain organizational policies and procedures for the office.
  • Administer fiscal operations; including accounting, planning budgets and coordinating financial reporting.
  • Ensure compliance and maintain awareness of payer and reimbursement policies, coding guidelines and health insurance changes.

Common Career Paths for Office Manager, Dental Office


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Office Managers of Dental Offices who go on to become Practice Administrators may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Practice Administrators is $68K annually. An Office Manager of a Dental Office may also move into a role as a Dental Office Manager or a Practice Manager.

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Popular Skills for Office Manager, Dental Office


Survey takers working as Office Managers of Dental Offices report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Operations Management, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Collections, Scheduling, and Customer Service. Those familiar with Billing also tend to know Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Manager, Dental Office

Pay by Experience for an Office Manager, Dental Office has a positive trend. An entry-level Office Manager, Dental Office with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Office Manager, 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 $43,000 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Office Manager, Dental Office which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 206 salaries. An Office Manager, 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 $49,000 based on 163 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,076

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

Office Managers of Dental Offices in search of higher pay head to America's three biggest cities. Perhaps not surprisingly, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York all offer salaries above the national rate. Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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

Office Manager, Dental Office in Ann Arbor:
Pros: The people, the confidence.
Cons: The lack of help and under paid.

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Key Stats for Office Manager, Dental Office

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$46,000

▼7%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Office Manager, Dental Office Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 38%