Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists lies in the neighborhood of $11.81 per hour. For the most part, Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but a little over a half have medical insurance, and one in three have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,771 - $35,071
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MEDIAN: $27,696
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$9.33 - $14.99
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,771 - $35,071  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Commission
$500  
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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$19,542 - $31,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $14.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28  
Overtime
$5.30 - $22.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
Commission
$500  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$19,542 - $31,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,242
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,822

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), and Phoenix (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Employers in San Diego and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent lower and 1 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 Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salaries

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

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Medical Records
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 277 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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