Medical Receptionist Salary

The larger portion of Medical Receptionists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.44 per hour. In the world of Medical Receptionists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $3K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $21K and $36K. While career length and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,699 - $43,642
$21K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,870
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$10.33 - $17.08
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MEDIAN: $13.49
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$0$43K
Salary $20,699 - $43,642
Bonus $200.40 - $2,055
Profit Sharing $97.44 - $3,041
Commission $1,200
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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$21,532 - $36,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 211
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.33 - $17.08
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $15.05 - $25.57
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $200.40 - $2,055
Commission $1,200
Profit Sharing $97.44 - $3,041
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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$21,532 - $36,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,650

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Job Description for Medical Receptionist

Medical office receptionists are administrative professionals who are responsible for a variety of clerical tasks within medical offices. These receptionists work in offices within health care environments with both patients and other professionals, generally during daytime office hours, though some who work in hospitals and other 24-hour facilities may have extended shifts.

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Medical Receptionist 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.

Common Career Paths for Medical Receptionist


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Though it's uncommon, some Medical Receptionists move into roles as Registered Nurses, where pay is an average $56K per year. As Medical Receptionists progress in their field, many go on to become Receptionists. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $25K. Another common career choice for Medical Receptionists is to move into an Office Manager of a Medical Office role — this promotion usually pays $37K.

Medical Receptionist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Receptionist


St. Luke's Hospital attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $27K.

Popular Skills for Medical Receptionist


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Records, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. A tool kit that includes Scheduling also typically contains Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Data Entry. Most people who know Customer Service also know Data Entry and Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Receptionist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Receptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Receptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 2,177 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Receptionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 1,184 salaries. An experienced Medical Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,055 salaries. A Medical Receptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 300 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,446

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Medical Receptionists in Sacramento receive some of the highest pay in the country. Medical Receptionists will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+13 percent), New York (+13 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Portland (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chesapeake, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Orlando and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

Medical Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Receptionist?

Medical Receptionist in Columbus:
"It's good, I'm by myself. I answer phones, coordinate care."
Pros: I like that I am by myself, I don't really have to worry about work drama.
Cons: My pay is not that much, I do a lot of work for such little pay.

Medical Receptionist in Montgomery:
"I love it."
Pros: The fast paced environment.
Cons: The outdated system.

Medical Receptionist in Maple Valley:
"Compensation."
Pros: Flex schedule.
Cons: Stress.

Medical Receptionist in Wilmington:
"Gratifying."
Pros: Working with wonderful clients.
Cons: Politics.

Medical Receptionist in Seymour:
Pros: Good management. Flexible hours.
Cons: Stress level. Equal responsibly.

Medical Receptionist in Brookhaven:
Pros: Working with people.
Cons: Too busy.

Medical Receptionist in Traverse City:
"No Health Care?"
Pros: I like the atmosphere. It is like a family. Friendly and generally up beat. Flexible.
Cons: Extremely busy. Really hard to keep up with the volume of demands. Lower staffed and high demand for our office. Lacking medical benefits is HUGE!

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Key Stats for Medical Receptionist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 558 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Medical Receptionist Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Medical Receptionist Salaries


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National Average
$28,000


▼1%

Data Entry
▼1%

Phone Support
▼1%


▼2%

Patient Education
▼2%


▼3%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 558 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 38%
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