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

A Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office earns an average wage of C$15.75 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

C$24,566 - C$59,495
C$43K
MEDIAN: C$43,500
50%
C$12.81 - C$25.06
C$13
C$15
C$25
MEDIAN: C$15.29
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$59K
Salary C$43,500
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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C$25,993 - C$53,225
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data C$0C$32
Hourly Rate C$12.81 - C$25.06
Overtime C$33.00
Annual Data C$0C$53K
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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C$25,993 - C$53,225
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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

Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

Experienced
▲63%

Mid-Career
▲57%

National Average
C$32,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 59%