Entry-Level Medical Receptionist Salary

An Entry-Level Medical Receptionist earns an average wage of $12.19 per hour.

$19,815 - $39,471
(Median)
$20K
$28K
$39K
MEDIAN: $27,978
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$9.70 - $15.16
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,815 - $39,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $3,150  
Commission
$850  
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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$20,263 - $32,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $15.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.35  
Overtime
$12.18 - $21.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
   
Commission
$850  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $3,150  
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).
)
$20,263 - $32,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,757
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,634

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Medical Receptionist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Medical Receptionist in Overland Park:
"Confront the Stress in your job Head On!"
Be calm. If someone raises their voice with you or disagrees and gets angry with you, put yourself in their position and calm them down. Once they are thinking more clearly, try to break it down for them one step at a time and tell them how they can overcome the problem if you have any suggestions such as calling their insurance to ask why they covered it the way they did. That way it comes straight from the professional who has the source of the knowledge since we are simply just the middle man doing our job. Things can always be worked out and recognize quickly how management treats their employees. After trying everything you can do and it doesn't change or resolve the matter, address it with management. If their response is in a way that respects their employee and tries to resolve the matter professionally, you will know to give it another chance. If not, your better off somewhere else. Trust when you know something is wrong or if you have questions to simply just ask.

Medical Receptionist in Elk Grove Village:
"Growth."
This is a perfect job if you're in school and you're preparing for the next step. If your have children or live on your own the income may not meet your outcome.

Medical Receptionist in Raleigh:
"I Always Knew I Wanted To Have A Career In Healthcare."
Always remember to try to put the shoe on the other foot! Realize that the people you are helping really do need it. No-one likes to go the doctor! The stress level can get high, but the better you are at your job, the less the stress. Being kind and professional will keep you and the patient happy.

Medical Receptionist in West Chester:
Be ready for a position that is both rewarding and challenging.

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Skills That Affect Medical Receptionist Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Insurance
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Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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Scheduling
0%

Data Entry
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Microsoft Word
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Billing
0%

Medical Coding
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National Average
$26,000

Phone Support
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Medical Records
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Typing
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 367 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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