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Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salary

Medical or Dental Office Receptionists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.08 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by close to one-half and dental coverage is claimed by just under one in three. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$17,649 - $37,646
(Median)
$18K
$26K
$38K
MEDIAN: $26,028
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$9.39 - $16.20
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$17,649 - $37,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
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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$19,617 - $34,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.39 - $16.20  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $22.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
   
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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$19,617 - $34,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 436

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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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Popular Skills for Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office


Medical or Dental Office Receptionists usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Insurance, Customer Service, and Scheduling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Medical or Dental Office Receptionists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $24K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $26K. Medical or Dental Office Receptionists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $29K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $32K.

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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
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National Average
$25,000


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


Customer Service
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Scheduling
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National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 43%
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