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Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salary

An average Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionist can expect to take home roughly $11.59 per hour. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists runs from $19K to $31K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $609.8035097473651 and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, just over a half do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly a third get dental coverage, too. Most Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,237 - $35,629
(Median)
$19K
$26K
$36K
MEDIAN: $26,363
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$9.08 - $14.84
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$9
$12
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,237 - $35,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $610  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,500  
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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$19,016 - $31,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.08 - $14.84  
   
Overtime
$5.31 - $21.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $610  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,500  
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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$19,016 - $31,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,607

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Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent), Phoenix (+14 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and Austin (+5 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Memphis and San Diego (6 percent lower and 2 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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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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Phone Support
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$24,000

Medical Records
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Microsoft Word
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Typing
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Filing
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Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 316 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 44%
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