Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office is $11.95 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Total Pay (?
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$18,121 - $33,491
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MEDIAN: $25,324
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Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Total Pay (?
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$9.17 - $15.84
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$18,121 - $33,491  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $1,250  
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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$19,238 - $33,722  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 645
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $15.84  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $22.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $1,250  
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).
)
$19,238 - $33,722  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 645
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Job Description for Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

A front desk receptionist at a medical or dental office performs front desk-related tasks such as greeting customers, checking them in, and scheduling follow-up appointments. At the same time, the front desk receptionist also answers calls and emails from patients requesting information and appointments. They may have to operate a telephone switchboard to route calls to the appropriate department, as well as perform clerical duties such as completing correspondence, data entry, and organizing files. Additionally, the receptionist obtains information from patients such as billing information, identification, and consent and patient information forms. They may also call insurance companies to verify insurance information, often before patient arrival. The front desk receptionist also performs transactions related to payments and co-payments involving cash and credit cards.
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Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Tasks
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Transcribe dictation for a variety of medical reports from physicians.
  • Make travel arrangements for physicians.
  • Receive and route messages and documents to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

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What is it like working as a Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office?
Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office in Pittsfield:
"Fast Paced, Interesting And Rewarding."
Pros: Interacting with the patients all day.
Cons: My coworkers and sitting all day.

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Experience Affects Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

Insurance
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Customer Service
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Scheduling
0%
National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 44%
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