The average rate for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office is $13.72 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$19,239 - $44,111
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$44K
MEDIAN: $30,747
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$10.22 - $18.28
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,239 - $44,111  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$21,330 - $38,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $18.28  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $28.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$103.04 - $2,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$21,330 - $38,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 502
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries




National Average
$29,000


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

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Insurance
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Medical Coding
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National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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