Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salary

Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists take home approximately $11.81 per hour on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, just over a half have medical insurance and around one in three receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$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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Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. 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). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego (4 percent lower) and San Antonio (1 percent lower).

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

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
0%

Customer Relations
0%

Billing
0%

National Average
$25,000

Phone Support
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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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