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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office is $12.29 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salary (?
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$20,203 - $39,911
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MEDIAN: $30,365
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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salary (?
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$9.60 - $16.24
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,203 - $39,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,460  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $5,087  
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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$20,154 - $35,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $16.24  
   
Overtime
$12.42 - $23.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,460  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $5,087  
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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$20,154 - $35,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 505
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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
  • 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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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

National Average
$26,000

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

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Phone Support
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Medical Coding
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$26,000
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 44%