The average rate for a Medical Receptionist is $12.52 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 Total Pay (?
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$19,647 - $40,190
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MEDIAN: $29,054
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Medical Receptionist Total Pay (?
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$9.72 - $16.36
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,647 - $40,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $963  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $2,556  
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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$20,341 - $35,422  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $16.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.41  
Overtime
$8.13 - $24.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $963  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $2,556  
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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$20,341 - $35,422  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,358
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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.
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Experience Affects Medical Receptionist Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Medical Receptionist Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Records
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Phone Support
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National Average
$27,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 515 votes.
Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 39%
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