Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salary

The average rate for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office is $13.85 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$19,597 - $48,479
$20K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,296
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50%
90%

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$10.34 - $18.60
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.88
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,597 - $48,479  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$21,718 - $40,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $18.60  
   
Overtime
$15.03 - $30.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$103.04 - $2,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$21,718 - $40,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 540

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Job Description for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

Front desk receptionists for medical or dental offices are the first people that patients interact with while seeking care, setting the tone for patients' experience. Whether it is for a walk-in or phone call, front desk receptionists handle patient scheduling and payment tracking. They are also responsible for maintaining and updating patients' records, maintaining filing systems, and conducting follow-up with patients as necessary. Front desk receptionists also ensure that the waiting area is clean and welcoming for patients and complete any other tasks as assigned.

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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Tasks

  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.
  • Receive insurance co-pay payments and post amounts paid to patient accounts.
  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

Pay by Experience for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office has a positive trend. An entry-level Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 302 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 175 salaries. An experienced Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 147 salaries. A Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 55 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,421

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Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

▲15%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$29,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

▲6%

▲3%



National Average
$29,000




▼3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 49%
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