Medical Office Front Desk Clerk Salary

Women account for the majority of Medical Office Front Desk Clerks in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $12.73 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession.

$24,303 - $29,504
$26K
MEDIAN: $26,500
50%

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$9.77 - $16.55
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.73
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$0$34K
Salary $26,500
Bonus $400.00
Total Pay (?
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$20,404 - $34,657
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.77 - $16.55
Overtime $18.00
Annual Data $0$34K
Bonus $400.00
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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$20,404 - $34,657
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 81

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Job Description for Medical Office Front Desk Clerk

A medical office front desk clerk is normally the first point of contact for patients when visiting a medical office. This employee is something of a liaison between the patients in the waiting area and the medical personnel in the office and examination rooms. The clerk helps schedule appointments, process forms, and perform general upkeep work as required by the office manager or doctors.

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Medical Office Front Desk Clerk Tasks

  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.
  • Receive insurance co-pay payments and post amounts paid to patient accounts.
  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.

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Popular Skills for Medical Office Front Desk Clerk


Medical Office Front Desk Clerks seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Insurance, Scheduling, and Phone Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Billing and Medical Records. Customer Service and Scheduling are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Office Front Desk Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Medical Office Front Desk Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Office Front Desk Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Office Front Desk Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Medical Office Front Desk Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 28 salaries. A Medical Office Front Desk Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 8 salaries.

Medical Office Front Desk Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Office Front Desk Clerk?

Medical Office Front Desk Clerk in Jonesboro:
"Patient complaints and unhappiness."
Pros: Helping patients.
Cons: Uncompassion on nurses.

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Key Stats for Medical Office Front Desk Clerk

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Medical Office Front Desk Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Medical Office Front Desk Clerk Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲11%

Insurance
▲1%

▼0%

Phone Support
▼0%

National Average
$27,000


Medical Records
▼4%

Billing
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 42%
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