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Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salary

Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists pull down an average of $11.56 per hour. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists varies from around $19K to approximately $31K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $611.0444126882315 and $4K, respectively. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, over one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one in three get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,975 - $35,846
(Median)
$19K
$26K
$36K
MEDIAN: $26,184
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$9.06 - $14.81
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
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
$18,975 - $35,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $611  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $4,122  
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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$18,956 - $31,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $14.81  
   
Overtime
$5.62 - $21.63  
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 - $611  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $4,122  
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).
)
$18,956 - $31,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,635

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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and Austin (+5 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists in Miami earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Employers in Memphis and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (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

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Insurance
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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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Microsoft Office
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Phone Support
0%

National Average
$24,000

Medical Records
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Microsoft Word
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Typing
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Computer Service
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 317 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 45%