2022 SALARY SURVEY REPORT
Between August 2021 and September 2021, DentalPost surveyed more than 13,000 dental professionals, including dental practice front office team members. We received input from all key “front office” team roles, including Dental Practice Managers/Administrators, Dental Billing Specialists, and General Front Office Staff Members.
Following are highlights and takeaways for Dental Practice Managers / Administrators.
Survey respondents who self-identified as dental practice managers/administrators:
Less than 5% have fewer than 5 years of experience in their management role.
31% of office managers/administrators work more than 40 hours per week.
Over half are “satisfied” with the hours they work.
65% reported they are performing extra duties since the pandemic started, and 25% said they were being compensated for these extra duties.
20% work a second job. 75% of these gig workers have a side job outside of dentistry.
Dental practice managers/administrators, who work more than 30 hours a week reported annual income that ranged from $20,000 to $200,000. Only 3% reported an annual income below $31,000. Those working in corporate practices make, on average, more than those working in private practices.
The following chart shows the average and median annual income of dental practice managers/administrators, who work more than 30 hours a week, by years of experience. The data suggests the median income of these dental professionals could rise 20% and more than that over the course of their careers but the incremental increases are small enough that those who have worked more than 30 years in their roles are making at most $6,000 more than those who have worked 10 to 19 years.
Reported hourly rates range from $13.00 to $70.00. Nearly 62% have an hourly rate between $21 and $30. The average hourly rate of all respondents is $28.32.
Just over 71% received a pay raise in the last two years. Despite this high percentage, 26% expressed discontent with their income.
Nearly 50% have been with their current employer for 2 to 6 years. Just over 20% have been with their current employer for 10 or more years.
17% applied for a new job in the last year.
15% plan to apply for a new job in the next year.
The average reported salary of those who intend to apply for new jobs in the coming year is $55,690, which is $6,675 lower than the average income of all responding office managers/administrators.
Only 3% of responding dental practice managers/administrators provided open comments. Among the comments stating motives to seek new employment were a desire for higher pay and health benefits. A few stated they are unhappy, in general, about having to work in a Covid-19 world.
Get the full report for insights into benefits & bonuses for all front office team member roles, including dental billing specialists and general front office staff members.
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