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DentalPost’s annual dental salary survey report covers pay, benefits, work conditions and more for dental practice managers, dental billing specialists and front office positions. The most extensive dental industry survey of its kind, this report features comprehensive data based on responses from 15,000 dental professionals.
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More than 51% received a pay raise and 40% reported being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with total compensation – a 14% increase in pay satisfaction over last year.
Despite increases in income and improved satisfaction with their pay and job, a whopping 39% reported plans to seek new employment this year – including some considering leaving the dental industry altogether.
Average total income of full-time billing specialists increased 9.5%, with a median income of $47,000.
Billing specialists’ pay increased an average of 14.5% in private practices, compared with an 8% increase in corporate practices.
The average income of practice managers/administrators working in private practices increased by 8.5%, compared with just 1% in corporate practices.
Beyond a desire for better pay, practice managers cited a “more positive work environment” and “gratitude” as top reasons for seeking new career opportunities.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics – State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for Receptionists and Front Office Managers