Medical Receptionist Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Medical Receptionist is $12.63 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Medical Receptionist Salary (?
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$19,997 - $39,673
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MEDIAN: $28,993
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Medical Receptionist Salary (?
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$9.81 - $16.50
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,997 - $39,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $965  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $2,618  
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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$20,518 - $35,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $16.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $-0.49  
Overtime
$7.99 - $24.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $965  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $2,618  
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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$20,518 - $35,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,367
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Job Description for Medical Receptionist

A medical receptionist is an important team member in any doctor's office. Their primary duty is customer service: The medical receptionist is the person who greets patients when they enter the office or call on the telephone. Good decision making, the ability to prioritize and multitask, and conscientious handling of patients' issues are essential skills for a person who wants to be successful in this field. Most offices will be looking for a person who can perform his or her duties with a warm personality and a smile.
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Medical Receptionist 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 Medical Receptionist

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

Pay Difference By Location

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$27,000
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Experience Affects Medical Receptionist Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Medical Receptionist Salaries

Customer Relations
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Job Scheduling
up arrow 4%
Insurance
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Scheduling
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Coding
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Typing
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Billing
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Phone Support
0%
Medical Records
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$27,000
Microsoft Office
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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
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 39%