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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 $12.17 per hour. Total cash compensation for Medical Office Receptionists runs from $20K to $34K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $910.8750155350237 and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — about two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. Most Medical Office Receptionists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,528 - $39,131
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$39K
MEDIAN: $29,000
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$9.56 - $15.84
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,528 - $39,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $911  
Profit Sharing
$248.00 - $3,256  
Commission
$393.05 - $4,069  
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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$19,984 - $34,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $15.84  
   
Overtime
$5.45 - $23.67  
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 - $911  
   
Commission
$393.05 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$248.00 - $3,256  
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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$19,984 - $34,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,412

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Medical Office Receptionists sometimes become Registered Nurses, where the average income is $55K per year. Moving from a Medical Office Receptionist to Medical Receptionist or Office Manager of a Medical Office is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office


Survey takers working as Medical Office Receptionists report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Office Administration, Insurance, Customer Relations, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $24K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $27K. Medical Office Receptionists see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Medical Office Receptionists, 19 percent higher than the national average. Medical Office Receptionists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Phoenix (+11 percent). Chattanooga ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Tulsa and San Antonio (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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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
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Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

Phone Support
0%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$26,000

Medical Records
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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 603 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 41%
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