Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Houston, Texas Salary

How much does a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office make in Houston, TX? The average hourly rate for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Houston is $12.97 per hour. This is 2% below the national average for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office which is $13.23 per hour. Wages for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Houston range from $10.67 per hour to $18.21 per hour. Total Annual Pay, which includes hourly rate and overtime for a Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office in Houston ranges from $21,258 to $39,013 annually. Among those reporting, there is an average job satisfaction rating of 5 out of 5 stars. In Houston, women make up the majority of the workforce (100 percent). Many report receiving benefits from their employer.

$10.67 - $18.21
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.97
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Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $10.67 - $18.21
Overtime $13.00
Annual Data $0$39K
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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$21,258 - $39,013
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

Job Description for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office

A medical office front desk receptionist performs a number of duties, including greeting and scheduling patients and visitors, bookkeeping, calling patients to remind them of appointments, handling billing, answering and routing calls, making transactions, and keeping paperwork organized. The medical office front desk receptionist mainly uses telephones and computers to communicate with patients and staff, so they must have basic knowledge of computers. These receptionists frequently work during regular business hours in an office setting, and travel is almost never required. Hours may vary for receptionists depending on the office's regular hours. Medical office front desk receptionists must interact frequently with patients, medical professionals, and supervisors, meaning they must have excellent communication skills and be personable.

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Front Desk Receptionist, Medical 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.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Job Listings

Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%

Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salaries

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$28,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲5%

Filing
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Relations
▼1%

Office Administration
▼2%


Scheduling
▼6%

Phone Support
▼6%

Insurance
▼7%

Data Entry
▼8%

Typing
▼10%

Microsoft Word
▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Medical Records
▼15%

Computer Service
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 58%