Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salary (Australia)

The average pay for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office is AU$22.94 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.

AU$18.32 - AU$26.45
AU$18
AU$23
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$22.95
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$26
Hourly Rate AU$18.32 - AU$26.45
Annual Data AU$0AU$54K
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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AU$38,194 - AU$54,765
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

Job Description for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

Front desk receptionists for medical or dental offices are the first people that patients interact with while seeking care, setting the tone for patients' experience. Whether it is for a walk-in or phone call, front desk receptionists handle patient scheduling and payment tracking. They are also responsible for maintaining and updating patients' records, maintaining filing systems, and conducting follow-up with patients as necessary. Front desk receptionists also ensure that the waiting area is clean and welcoming for patients and complete any other tasks as assigned.

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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office 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.

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

Pay by Experience for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office has a negative trend. An entry-level Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 17 salaries. A Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$47,511

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

Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼1%

▼4%

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 96%