$29,842
Avg. Salary
$13.32
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$395

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

$4,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical Or Dental Office is $13.32 per hour.

The average pay for a Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical Or Dental Office is $29,842 per year.

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$17.73
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$19k
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MEDIAN $29,842
$19,276 - $40,406
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$0$40K
Salary $19,276 - $40,406
Bonus $51.52 - $3,020
Profit Sharing $1,200
Commission $4,000
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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$21,112 - $37,489
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.14 - $17.73
Overtime $11.56 - $30.67
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $51.52 - $3,020
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$21,112 - $37,489
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 279

Job Description for Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

A front desk receptionist at a medical or dental office performs front desk-related tasks such as greeting customers, checking them in, and scheduling follow-up appointments. At the same time, the front desk receptionist also answers calls and emails from patients requesting information and appointments. They may have to operate a telephone switchboard to route calls to the appropriate department, as well as perform clerical duties such as completing correspondence, data entry, and organizing files. Additionally, the receptionist obtains information from patients such as billing information, identification, and consent and patient information forms. They may also call insurance companies to verify insurance information, often before patient arrival. The front desk receptionist also performs transactions related to payments and co-payments involving cash and credit cards.

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Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Tasks
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements for committee, board, and other meetings.
  • Provide administrative support, such as budget preparation, record keeping and reporting.
  • Receive and route messages and documents to appropriate staff.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.

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Popular Skills for Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office


Medical or Dental Office Receptionists report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Insurance, and Scheduling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Insurance.

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 positive 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 $25,000 based on 95 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 $30,000 based on 53 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 $31,000 based on 32 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 $29,000 based on 12 salaries.

Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office?

Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office in San Diego:
"Idk."
Pros: The sunrise and sunsets
Cons: Traffic

Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office in Tarzana:
Pros: I get to engage in conversations with patient's. Worker's com. Always busy.
Cons: Boss attitude. Always has negative attitude .

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Key Stats for Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$28,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Front Desk/Receptionist, Medical or Dental Office Salaries

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
▼4%

▼5%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 45%