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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salary

Women account for the majority of Medical Office Receptionists in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $12.13 per hour. Final cash compensation to Medical Office Receptionists varies from around $20K to approximately $34K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $1K and $3K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Medical Office Receptionists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one in three get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$19,221 - $38,925
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$39K
MEDIAN: $28,640
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$9.46 - $15.75
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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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$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,221 - $38,925  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $967  
Profit Sharing
$255.54 - $3,211  
Commission
$590 - $5,641  
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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$19,826 - $33,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.46 - $15.75  
   
Overtime
$8.35 - $23.30  
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 - $967  
   
Commission
$590 - $5,641  
Profit Sharing
$255.54 - $3,211  
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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$19,826 - $33,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,899
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Job Description for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office

A medical office front desk receptionist performs a number of duties, including greeting and scheduling patients and visitors, bookkeeping, calling patients to remind them of appointments, handling billing, answering and routing calls, making transactions, and keeping paperwork organized. The medical office front desk receptionist mainly uses telephones and computers to communicate with patients and staff, so they must have basic knowledge of computers. These receptionists frequently work during regular business hours in an office setting, and travel is almost never required. Hours may vary for receptionists depending on the office's regular hours. Medical office front desk receptionists must interact frequently with patients, medical professionals, and supervisors, meaning they must have excellent communication skills and be personable.

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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Tasks

  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.

Common Career Paths for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office


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There are some Medical Office Receptionists — though it's uncommon — that transition into Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $55K annually. However, it's more common for Medical Office Receptionists to move into roles as Medical Receptionists or Office Manager, Medical Offices.

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Popular Skills for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office


Medical Office Receptionists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Electronic Medical Records, Office Administration, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Phone Support and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Medical Office Receptionists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $24K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $27K. Medical Office Receptionists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Medical Office Receptionists, New York offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. Medical Office Receptionists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+18 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Indianapolis (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chattanooga. On the whole, employers pay 3 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Tulsa and San Antonio.

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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Office Administration
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Scheduling
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Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$26,000

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Computer Service
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 626 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 42%