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 $12.21 per hour. Total cash compensation for Medical Office Receptionists runs from $20K to $34K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $803.564994761261 and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Office Receptionists. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,737 - $39,422
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$39K
MEDIAN: $29,126
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$9.62 - $15.94
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,737 - $39,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $804  
Profit Sharing
$248.00 - $3,256  
Commission
$235.83 - $1,887  
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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$20,099 - $34,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 281
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $15.94  
   
Overtime
$4.62 - $23.91  
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 - $804  
   
Commission
$235.83 - $1,887  
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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$20,099 - $34,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,250
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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.

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While Medical Office Receptionists do not often become Registered Nurses, the job pays $55K per year on average. More often, however, Medical Office Receptionists go on to become Medical Receptionists or Office Managers of Medical Offices.

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Popular Skills for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office


Medical Office Receptionists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Office Administration, 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.


Medical Office Receptionists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $25K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $27K. Medical Office Receptionists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $29K. Medical Office Receptionists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $30K on average.

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 Atlanta (+15 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), and Las Vegas (+7 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chattanooga and San Antonio (8 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Reviews

What is it like working as a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office?

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Wilkes-Barre:
"Can be rewarding and can also be very stressful."
Pros: When people come in to have elective surgeries that make the pets life easier.
Cons: Euthanasion. Financially constrained clients.

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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 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Customer Relations
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Scheduling
0%

Customer Service
0%

Phone Support
0%

Billing
0%

National Average
$26,000

Data Entry
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Medical Records
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 2%

Typing
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Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 588 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
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: 27% employee benefits None: 40%
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