Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salary

Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists can expect wages of $11.67 per hour on average. In the world of Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists, overall income ranges from $19K near the bottom to $32K at the top; this can include more than $520.124845122192 from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, over one-half do receive medical coverage, and nearly one in three have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,561 - $35,937
(Median)
$20K
$27K
$36K
MEDIAN: $26,636
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$9.14 - $14.89
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,561 - $35,937  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $520  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $4,894  
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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$19,161 - $31,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $14.89  
   
Overtime
$3.91 - $21.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $520  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $4,894  
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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$19,161 - $31,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,466
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists that is 26 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+22 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Memphis and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Burbank:
"Tender, loving care."
You must have a lot of patience to deal with all types of personalities, a caring heart to empathize with the patients.

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Lawrenceville:
Always ask for job description and benefits. Once you receive it, do salary research be sure pay is fair and competitive.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salaries

Insurance
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Scheduling
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Data Entry
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Billing
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Office Administration
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Customer Relations
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$25,000

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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 301 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 43%
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