Pay for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists sits in the ballpark of $12.15 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little over a half and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. For the most part, Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,298 - $37,831
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MEDIAN: $27,957
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$9.77 - $15.30
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,298 - $37,831  
   
Bonus
$99.78 - $2,019  
Profit Sharing
$774  
Commission
$491.32  
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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$20,400 - $32,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $15.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.60  
Overtime
$10.21 - $22.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$99.78 - $2,019  
   
Commission
$491.32  
Profit Sharing
$774  
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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$20,400 - $32,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,551
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,506

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+20 percent), Denver (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Las Vegas (+13 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average.

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

Office Administration
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Scheduling
0%

Customer Service
0%

Phone Support
0%

Insurance
0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Filing
0%

Medical Records
0%

Billing
0%

Computer Service
0%

National Average
$26,000

Customer Relations
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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