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

The average pay for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office is $12.36 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Total Pay (?
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$19,867 - $40,201
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,591
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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Total Pay (?
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$9.56 - $16.25
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,867 - $40,201  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,375  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $4,913  
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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$20,044 - $35,678  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 624
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $16.25  
   
Overtime
$12.33 - $23.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,375  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $4,913  
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).
)
$20,044 - $35,678  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 624
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Job Description for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

  • 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

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

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Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 42%
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