Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Medical Office Front Desk Specialist is $13.08 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Total Pay (?
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$19,623 - $39,736
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MEDIAN: $27,575
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Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.00 - $17.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,623 - $39,736  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,198  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $2,500  
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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$21,052 - $37,076  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 763
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $17.30  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $25.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,198  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $2,500  
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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$21,052 - $37,076  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 763
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Job Description for Medical Office Front Desk Specialist
When patients go to an medical office, the first person they interact with is often the front desk specialist. This person helps patients check in, make payments, and make future appointments. They answer phones, perform a variety of office administration tasks, and ensure the waiting area is clean and welcoming. The front desk specialist helps manage day-to-day office tasks, such as ensuring necessary office and other supplies are in stock. They also help ensure proper records management, and they must follow all systems and protocols for records updates and storage. Individuals in this position may work part time or full time; they typically work in the clinical office environment during regular business hours.
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Medical Office Front Desk Specialist 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 Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Salaries

National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Insurance
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Job Scheduling
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Billing
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Data Entry
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Customer Service
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Scheduling
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National Average
$28,000
Medical Records
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 32%
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