Dental Receptionist Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for dental receptionists in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 186,164 dental receptionists currently employed in the United States.
  • 88.3% of all dental receptionists are women, while only 8.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed dental receptionist is 40 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of dental receptionists is White (55.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (25.7%) and Black or African American (10.6%).
  • The majority of dental receptionists are located in NY, New York and PA, Philadelphia.
  • Dental receptionists are most in-demand in Miami, FL.
  • Dental receptionists are paid an average annual salary of $33,262.
  • The health care industry is the highest-paying for dental receptionists.
  • Burien, WA pays an annual average wage of $36,492, the highest in the US.
  • Dental receptionists average starting salary is $29,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 99% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid dental receptionists earn as much as $37,000 or more.
  • 8% of all dental receptionists are LGBT.
  • Alaska is the best state for dental receptionists to live.
  • Dental receptionists are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Dental Receptionist Statistics By Gender

Among dental receptionists, 88.3% of them are women compared to 8.1% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 88.3%
  • Male, 8.1%
  • Unknown, 3.6%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
88.3%
Male
8.1%
Unknown
3.6%

Gender Pay Gap For Dental Receptionist

Women Earn 99¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$31,482
female-income
Female Income
$31,162

Dental Receptionist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the dental receptionist position over time.

Male
Female
16%
13%
11%
8%
6%
3%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
8.22%
91.78%
2009
8.93%
91.07%
2010
9.49%
90.51%
2011
9.74%
90.26%
2012
9.72%
90.28%
2013
10.43%
89.57%
2014
10.36%
89.64%
2015
10.41%
89.59%
2016
10.40%
89.60%
2017
10.46%
89.54%
2018
11.04%
88.96%

Dental Receptionist Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, technical service advisor and courtesy associate have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Loan Secretary5%92%
Receptionist/Human Resources Assistant8%88%
Dental Receptionist8%88%
Auto Service Advisor81%18%
Courtesy Associate83%13%
Technical Service Advisor84%12%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Technical Service Advisor
Courtesy Associate
Auto Service Advisor
Dental Receptionist
Receptionist/Human Resources Assistant
Loan Secretary
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Dental Receptionist Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among dental receptionists is White, which makes up 55.6% of all dental receptionists. Comparatively, there are 25.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 55.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 25.7%
  • Black or African American, 10.6%
  • Asian, 4.7%
  • Unknown, 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%
Job Title
Dental Receptionist RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
55.6%
Hispanic or Latino
25.7%
Black or African American
10.6%
Asian
4.7%
Unknown
2.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.9%

Dental Receptionist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among dental receptionists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
59.67%
10.37%
4.17%
23.24%
2011
58.83%
10.76%
4.39%
23.01%
2012
58.67%
10.39%
4.33%
23.57%
2013
57.78%
10.71%
4.44%
23.71%
2014
57.95%
10.41%
4.46%
23.97%
2015
56.21%
10.95%
4.61%
25.09%
2016
56.83%
10.76%
4.43%
24.72%
2017
55.21%
10.14%
5.31%
25.99%
2018
55.56%
10.62%
4.74%
25.65%

Dental Receptionist Wage Gap By Race

Asian dental receptionists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White dental receptionists have the lowest average salary at $31,046.
$34,000
$33,000
$32,000
$31,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$31,105
White$31,046
Black or African American$31,133
Asian$32,098
Hispanic or Latino$31,227

Average Age of a Dental Receptionist

We determined the average age of dental receptionists based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
34
39
Unknown
29
32
Asian
27
35
Hispanic or Latino
27
31
White
32
45
American Indian and Alaska Native
43

Dental Receptionist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of dental receptionist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of dental receptionists is 40+ years old, which represents 49% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Dental Receptionist YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
30%
30-40 years
20%
40+ years
49%

Types of Dental Receptionist Degree Levels

The most common degree for dental receptionists is high school diploma 32% of dental receptionists earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 23% and rounding it off is bachelor's degree with 18%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma, 32%
  • Associate, 23%
  • Bachelors, 18%
  • Diploma, 11%
  • Other Degrees, 16%
Job Title
Dental Receptionist DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
High School Diploma
32%
Associate
23%
Bachelors
18%
Diploma
11%
Other Degrees
16%

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Dental Receptionist Wage Gap By Education

Dental receptionists with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $33,510 annually. With a Bachelors degree, dental receptionists earn a median annual income of $32,056 compared to $31,500 for dental receptionists with an Associate degree.
$35,000
$34,000
$33,000
$32,000
$31,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$31,162
Master's Degree$33,510
Bachelor's Degree$32,056
Some College/ Associate Degree$31,500

Dental Receptionist Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ dental receptionists. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most dental receptionists is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire dental receptionists.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
11%
50 - 100 employees
4%
100 - 500 employees
23%
500 - 1,000 employees
24%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
32%
> 10,000 employees
5%

The Types Of Companies Dental Receptionist Work In

Employees with the dental receptionist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most dental receptionists prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Education

Public

Private

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
6%
Public
8%
Private
86%

Top Industries Hiring Dental Receptionists

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ dental receptionists. Those industries include health care, professional and non profits.

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Health Care

Professional

Non Profits

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Health Care
45%
Professional
13%
Non Profits
9%
Fortune 500
5%
Manufacturing
5%
Education
4%
Retail
4%
Pharmaceutical
3%
Utilities
3%
Hospitality
3%
Insurance
3%
Finance
1%
Internet
1%
Energy
1%
Technology
1%

Dental Receptionist Turnover And Employment Statistics

Dental Receptionist Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of dental receptionists changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescDental Receptionist Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
11.66%
2011
11.10%
2012
9.94%
2013
9.44%
2014
7.52%
2015
6.66%
2016
5.99%
2017
5.17%
2018
5.35%

The Average Number of Years That Dental Receptionist Stay in a Job

By looking over 4,911 dental receptionists resumes, we figured out that the average dental receptionist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
28%
1-2 years
37%
3-4 years
14%
5-7 years
12%
8-10 years
3%
11+ years
6%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Dental Receptionists with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to dental receptionists.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Circulation Assistant5.72%
Dental Receptionist7.89%
Loan Secretary8.31%
Retail Banker11.49%
Member Service Specialist12.31%
Reservation Sales Agent23.61%
Welfare Eligibility Interviewer24.95%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Circulation Assistant
5.72%
Loan Secretary
8.31%
Retail Banker
11.49%
Member Service Specialist
12.31%
Reservation Sales Agent
23.61%
Welfare Eligibility Interviewer
24.95%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Dental Receptionists

The most common foreign language among dental receptionists is Spanish at 84.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Portuguese at 2.2% and Polish is the third-most popular at 2.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 84.8%
  • Portuguese, 2.2%
  • Polish, 2.2%
  • Russian, 1.9%
  • Hindi, 1.1%
  • Other, 7.8%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
84.8%
Portuguese
2.2%
Polish
2.2%
Russian
1.9%
Hindi
1.1%
Other
7.8%

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Dental Receptionist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a dental receptionist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of dental receptionists is $41,502. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Dental Receptionists Earn The Most?

The map here shows where dental receptionists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Dental Receptionists Located?

By looking through more than 4,911 resumes, we found that the most popular places for dental receptionists are NY, New York and PA, Philadelphia.

Number of Dental Receptionists

Where Are Dental Receptionists In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country dental receptionists are in the most demand.

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