$29,840
Avg. Salary
$13.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$500

Profit Sharing

$1,120

Commission

$800

The average pay for a Medical Receptionist is $13.47 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Receptionist is $29,840 per year.

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$0$41K
Salary $19,973 - $41,763
Bonus $104 - $2,010
Profit Sharing $110 - $3,034
Commission $115 - $3,300
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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$21,475 - $36,521
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 411
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.32 - $17.16
Hourly Tips $0.30
Overtime $14.87 - $25.86
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $104 - $2,010
Commission $115 - $3,300
Profit Sharing $110 - $3,034
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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$21,475 - $36,521
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,634

Job Description for Medical Receptionist

Medical office receptionists are administrative professionals who are responsible for a variety of clerical tasks within medical offices. These receptionists work in offices within health care environments with both patients and other professionals, generally during daytime office hours, though some who work in hospitals and other 24-hour facilities may have extended shifts.

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Medical Receptionist 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Receptionist


St. Luke's Hospital attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $27K.

Common Career Paths for Medical Receptionist


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Though it's uncommon, some Medical Receptionists move into roles as Registered Nurses, where pay is an average $56K per year. As Medical Receptionists progress in their field, many go on to become Receptionists. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $25K. Another common career choice for Medical Receptionists is to move into an Office Manager of a Medical Office role — this promotion usually pays $37K.

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Popular Skills for Medical Receptionist


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Records, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. A tool kit that includes Scheduling also typically contains Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Data Entry. Most people who know Customer Service also know Data Entry and Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Receptionist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Receptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Receptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 2,177 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Receptionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 1,184 salaries. An experienced Medical Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,055 salaries. A Medical Receptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 300 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,370

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

Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Medical Receptionists in Sacramento receive some of the highest pay in the country. Medical Receptionists will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+13 percent), New York (+13 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Portland (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chesapeake, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Orlando and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

Medical Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Receptionist?

Medical Receptionist in Missoula:
"Lynda's job."
Pros: I enjoy the people I work with.
Cons: Too many bosses and lack of insurance and pay.

Medical Receptionist in Toms River:
"Medical Office Float."
Pros: I love the diversity of my position. I love that I have learned and assumed new positions within the work place, and that I am malleable within the office. I feel that this makes me a desired worker and that I am an asset to the office, given the amount of alternative positions I have excelled in.
Cons: No Compensation. I feel that in the work place my co-workers and me are under appreciated. I feel that often times good work goes un-noticed and only flaws are pointed out. Since I was hired, I have assumed multiple different responsibilities, many of which require a computer to accomplish. I have yet to be financially compensated for my growth within the office, and I am forced 3 out of 5 days a week to hunt and borrow a computer. I am expected to accomplish all my work without the means to get it done, and without an adequate work space! It is stressful considering my time is being wasted looking for a place to get my work done. Office set up is poor, but unchangeable, often times it is too loud to hear a patient at the window, and I feel that this makes for poor patient care.

Medical Receptionist in Gainesville:
"Urgent care is stressful & not about patient care."
Stay away from occupational medicine.

Medical Receptionist in Wilmington:
"The management is exceptional and flexible."
Pros: No stress, hours are great, office conditions are exceptional.
Cons: Nothing.

Medical Receptionist in Providence:
"Busy, multi tasking, selling, phones, clean rooms."
Pros: Plastic surgery is fun to talk about and be around.
Cons: Pleasing all patients, multitasting and tasks outside of receptionist work.

Medical Receptionist in Hamilton:
Pros: Coworkers. Patients.
Cons: Low pay rate. No benefits. No appreciation.

Medical Receptionist in Raleigh:
"I Always Knew I Wanted To Have A Career In Healthcare."
Always remember to try to put the shoe on the other foot! Realize that the people you are helping really do need it. No-one likes to go the doctor! The stress level can get high, but the better you are at your job, the less the stress. Being kind and professional will keep you and the patient happy.

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Key Stats for Medical Receptionist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 984 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Medical Receptionist Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$28,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Medical Receptionist Salaries


▼0%


▼0%


National Average
$28,000


Data Entry
▼1%

Phone Support
▼1%


▼2%

▼2%


Patient Education
▼2%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 984 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 39%