$31,789
Avg. Salary
$14.29
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$750

Bonus

$1,017

Profit Sharing

$2,600

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Medical Office Front Desk Specialist is $14.29 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Office Front Desk Specialist is $31,789 per year.

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$24k
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MEDIAN $31,789
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$0$50K
Salary $24,083 - $50,997
Bonus $102 - $1,968
Profit Sharing $1,017
Commission $2,600
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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$23,764 - $39,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $11.26 - $18.00
Overtime $14.37 - $26.36
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $102 - $1,968
Commission $2,600
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$23,764 - $39,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 592

Job Description for Medical Office Front Desk Specialist

When patients go to an medical office, the first person they interact with is often the front desk specialist. This person helps patients check in, make payments, and make future appointments. They answer phones, perform a variety of office administration tasks, and ensure the waiting area is clean and welcoming. The front desk specialist helps manage day-to-day office tasks, such as ensuring necessary office and other supplies are in stock. They also help ensure proper records management, and they must follow all systems and protocols for records updates and storage. Individuals in this position may work part time or full time; they typically work in the clinical office environment during regular business hours.

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Common Career Paths for Medical Office Front Desk Specialist


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Medical Office Front Desk Specialists often transition into a Medical Receptionist position. Medical Receptionists report a slightly lower median income of $26K.

Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Medical Office Front Desk Specialist


Medical Office Front Desk Specialists seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Job Scheduling, Insurance, Customer Relationship Management, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Bill Collections, and Medical Records. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Insurance and Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Office Front Desk Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Office Front Desk Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Office Front Desk Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 179 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Office Front Desk Specialist 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 129 salaries. An experienced Medical Office Front Desk Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 112 salaries. A Medical Office Front Desk Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 50 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

9%

3%

National Average: $30,088

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

With a pay rate for Medical Office Front Desk Specialists that is 10 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Medical Office Front Desk Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent), Baltimore (+6 percent), Houston (+5 percent), and Fort Worth (+1 percent). In Phoenix, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Fresno and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively.

Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Office Front Desk Specialist?

Medical Office Front Desk Specialist in Atlanta:
"Pretty cool environment, yet underpaid."
Pros: Flexibility to utilize PTO is pretty much whenever you want off, as long as you put in 2 weeks prior it will more than likely be approved.
Cons: A lot of times you 're not treated with the respect you deserves. Especially as pertains to the knowledge you know you have in your area of expertise. Haven't had a raise in about 4 years or any type of bonus in almost 10 years

Medical Office Front Desk Specialist in Spring:
"Convenient, easy access."
Pros: close to area
Cons: not many other work place options

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Key Stats for Medical Office Front Desk Specialist

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$30,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Salaries


National Average
$30,000

▼1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼1%



▼3%

▼3%




Bill Collections
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 36%