Medical Office Front Desk Specialist in Houston, Texas Salary

How much does a Medical Office Front Desk Specialist make in Houston, TX? The average hourly rate for a Medical Office Front Desk Specialist in Houston is $14.08 per hour. This is 2% less than the national average for a Medical Office Front Desk Specialist which is $14.34 per hour. Wages for a Medical Office Front Desk Specialist in Houston range from $10.21 per hour to $17.01 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate and overtime for a Medical Office Front Desk Specialist in Houston ranges from $24,322 to $34,796 annually. Job satisfaction is reported as 5 out of 5 stars. In Houston, women make up the majority of the workforce (100 percent). Many report receiving medical benefits from their employer.

$27,834 - $31,789
$30K
MEDIAN: $29,946
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$10.21 - $17.01
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$14
$17
MEDIAN: $14.08
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$0$34K
Salary $29,946
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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$24,322 - $34,796
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $10.21 - $17.01
Overtime $18.72
Annual Data $0$34K
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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$24,322 - $34,796
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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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Medical Office Front Desk Specialist 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%

Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Job Listings

Key Stats for Medical Office Front Desk Specialist

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%

Experience Affects Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Medical Office Front Desk Specialist Salaries

Billing
▲6%

Scheduling
▲4%

Customer Service
▲3%

Insurance
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

Medical Coding
▼1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 26%