Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salary

The average Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionist can expect to rake in roughly $12.39 per hour. Most Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, about one-half have medical insurance and about one in three receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,618 - $42,000
$22K
$29K
$42K
MEDIAN: $28,947
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$9.92 - $15.61
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$12
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MEDIAN: $12.46
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$0$42K
Salary $21,618 - $42,000
Bonus $97.53 - $2,004
Profit Sharing $3,000
Commission $509
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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$20,719 - $33,455
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.92 - $15.61
Hourly Tips $1.08
Overtime $12.10 - $22.92
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $97.53 - $2,004
Commission $509
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$20,719 - $33,455
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,476

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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,354

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

Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Medical Office Receptionists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+24 percent), New York (+18 percent), Portland (+17 percent), and Denver (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tucson, 12 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (10 percent lower) and Columbus (3 percent lower).

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Advice

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

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Thornton:
"STRESSFUL JOB."
ALWAYS GIVE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Hopkins:
"Op out at pay in my field."
Be very professional, people oriented, pleasant, organized.

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Canton:
"The amount of time spent on phones, checking in patients."
When they tell you the payscale for your job is ex: $9.25 and maximum is $11.83 be sure to only accept the job for the highest level of pay. Also be weary of working for a "Family Related Practice." Keep in mind that the same rules in a setting like this do not apply to everyone.

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Somerset:
Dont work here low pay ,long hours ,no raises.

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Washington:
Be alert. Keep abreast of changes. Show Interest. Be willing to help.

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Burbank:
"Tender, loving care."
You must have a lot of patience to deal with all types of personalities, a caring heart to empathize with the patients.

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Lawrenceville:
Always ask for job description and benefits. Once you receive it, do salary research be sure pay is fair and competitive.

Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 203 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salaries

Office Administration
▲1%

National Average
$26,000

▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Scheduling
▼2%

Customer Service
▼2%

▼2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼2%

Medical Records
▼2%

Billing
▼2%

Computer Service
▼2%

Phone Support
▼3%


▼3%

Typing
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 47%
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