Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office is $12.08 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salary (?
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$19,387 - $38,637
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MEDIAN: $28,396
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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salary (?
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$9.36 - $15.72
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,387 - $38,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $980  
Profit Sharing
$252.43 - $3,156  
Commission
$550 - $4,773  
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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$19,627 - $33,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.36 - $15.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35 - $1.53  
Overtime
$9.68 - $23.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $980  
   
Commission
$550 - $4,773  
Profit Sharing
$252.43 - $3,156  
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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$19,627 - $33,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,289
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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$25,000
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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salaries

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$25,000

Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salaries

Insurance
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Office Administration
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Scheduling
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Billing
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Data Entry
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National Average
$25,000
Medical Records
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Filing
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Typing
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Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 661 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 42%