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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salary

The average pay for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office is $12.53 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.

$20,273 - $40,359
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$40K
MEDIAN: $29,948
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$9.63 - $16.44
(Median)
$9
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,273 - $40,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,241  
Profit Sharing
$850 - $4,264  
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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$20,206 - $35,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $16.44  
   
Overtime
$12.74 - $23.86  
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 - $1,241  
   
Profit Sharing
$850 - $4,264  
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).
)
$20,206 - $35,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 447

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries




National Average
$27,000


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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National Average
$27,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 44%
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