Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salary

Most Medical or Dental Office Receptionists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $12.21 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.44 per hour, and the top verges on $16.42. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Medical or Dental Office Receptionists — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, close to one-half do receive medical benefits and nearly one in three have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,767 - $37,700
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$18K
$27K
$38K
MEDIAN: $27,367
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$9.44 - $16.42
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$17,767 - $37,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
Total Pay (?
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$19,869 - $35,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.44 - $16.42  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $22.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
   
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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$19,869 - $35,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 408
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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


Professional skills reported by Medical or Dental Office Receptionists are few in number. 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $25K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $26K. Medical or Dental Office Receptionists see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $32K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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




National Average
$26,000


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

Insurance
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Customer Service
0%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 43%
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