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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Medical Receptionist Salary

$15.54 hourly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$32,319 yearly

Entry level Salary
$26,000 yearly
$26,000
10 %
$32,319
Median
$39,000
90 %

How much does a Medical Receptionist make?

Medical receptionists make $32,319 per year on average, or $15.54 per hour, in the United States. Medical receptionists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $39,000.

Location impacts how much a medical receptionist can expect to make. Medical receptionists make the most in Washington, Maine, Oregon, California, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Medical Receptionists

The darker areas on the map show where medical receptionists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Medical Receptionist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Maine$40,084$19.27327
2Minnesota$35,490$17.061,661
3Washington$41,849$20.121,147
4Oregon$37,030$17.80552
5California$36,580$17.595,543
6North Dakota$35,572$17.10123
7Massachusetts$35,736$17.181,288
8Illinois$32,397$15.582,841
9Alaska$35,118$16.88127
10West Virginia$31,432$15.11314
11Idaho$31,292$15.04379
12Vermont$35,553$17.0983
13Rhode Island$33,604$16.16151
14New Mexico$30,990$14.90487
15Connecticut$33,740$16.22470
16Nevada$30,694$14.76496
17Wyoming$33,783$16.2443
18Missouri$30,762$14.791,299
19New Jersey$32,754$15.751,232
20Pennsylvania$30,976$14.891,555
21New York$33,462$16.091,798
22Virginia$32,217$15.491,445
23New Hampshire$30,824$14.82284
24Wisconsin$31,253$15.03652
25Michigan$30,280$14.561,128
26Mississippi$29,358$14.11376
27Delaware$30,445$14.64212
28North Carolina$31,115$14.96903
29Arizona$30,110$14.48837
30District of Columbia$32,847$15.79200
31Oklahoma$30,513$14.67301
32Kentucky$27,602$13.27843
33Georgia$28,894$13.892,193
34Iowa$29,689$14.27393
35Colorado$31,259$15.03608
36Maryland$30,988$14.90663
37Ohio$28,758$13.831,171
38Hawaii$28,406$13.66114
39Indiana$27,975$13.45818
40Utah$29,276$14.07305
41Florida$27,516$13.232,717
42Kansas$28,900$13.89264
43Nebraska$28,661$13.78205
44Alabama$25,878$12.44776
45South Dakota$26,930$12.95132
46Arkansas$25,332$12.18525
47Texas$28,203$13.562,174
48Louisiana$27,000$12.98385
49Montana$26,678$12.83149
50Tennessee$25,914$12.46770
51South Carolina$26,767$12.87459

Highest Paying Cities For Medical Receptionists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$42,184$20.28
2Portland, ME$40,134$19.30
3Santa Rosa, CA$38,479$18.50
4Portland, OR$37,047$17.81
5Boston, MA$35,719$17.17
6Minneapolis, MN$35,527$17.08
7Hartford, CT$33,776$16.24
8Providence, RI$33,602$16.15
9Rochester, NY$33,517$16.11
10Neptune, NJ$32,780$15.76
11Chicago, IL$32,545$15.65
12Winston-Salem, NC$31,241$15.02
13Saint Louis, MO$31,127$14.96
14Baltimore, MD$31,060$14.93
15Philadelphia, PA$30,998$14.90

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Portland, ME
  3. Santa Rosa, CA
  4. Portland, OR
  5. Boston, MA

Medical Receptionist Salary Details

Medical Receptionist Salary

What is a Medical Receptionist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19
75th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
Average$32,319$2,693$16
25th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14
10th Percentile$26,000$2,167$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Patient Service Coordinator$37,723$3,144$18.14100,708
Front Office Coordinator$31,240$2,603$15.02131,810
Patient Coordinator$35,775$2,981$17.2097,878
Patient Representative$33,014$2,751$15.87137,803
Patient Care Representative$32,898$2,742$15.82133,317
Receptionist/Customer Service$30,627$2,552$14.72216,587

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Mayo Clinic Jobs (177)
  2. University Hospitals Jobs (78)
  3. UPMC Jobs (68)
  4. Kaiser Permanente Jobs (150)
  5. HMFPhysicians Jobs (162)

Which Companies Pay Medical Receptionists The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, CENTER FOR SIGHT and Retina Group Of Washington are the highest paying companies for medical receptionists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1CENTER FOR SIGHT$89,098$42.841
2Retina Group Of Washington$78,469$37.731
3Eye Health Services$76,907$36.97
4Lowell General Hospital$54,317$26.1122
5John Muir Health$54,243$26.084
6United Health Centers Of The San Joaquin Valley$51,704$24.8615
7Miriam Hospital$50,232$24.1570
8Mount Auburn Hospital$49,603$23.8520
9Yale New Haven Health$49,510$23.8047
10Atrius Health$48,870$23.505
11Mount Sinai Health System$47,776$22.97113
12Griffin Hospital$47,422$22.805
13Virginia Eye Institute$47,360$22.7726
14South Shore Health$45,444$21.8557
15Conviva$43,234$20.7914
16Tuality Healthcare$41,779$20.096
17Children's Hospital Colorado$40,765$19.60113
18Mayo Clinic$40,448$19.45111
19Vanderbilt University Medical Center$39,751$19.11197
20Dignity Health$38,756$18.63124

Medical Receptionist Salary Trends

The salary for a medical receptionist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Medical Receptionist Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$26,100$12.55
Mid Level$29,900$14.37
Senior Level$37,000$17.79

Average Medical Receptionist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Medical Receptionist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$32,300$15.54+2.1%
    2021$31,700$15.22+2.2%
    2020$30,900$14.88+3.2%
    2019$29,900$14.40+2.5%
    2018$29,200$14.03+2.0%

    Recently Added Medical Receptionist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Oregon City Family Practice ClinicMedical ReceptionistOregon City, OR06/01/2022$37,566
    Confidential CompanyMedical Receptionist/Medical SecretaryMetairie, LA06/01/2022$40,000
    MonsterMedical Receptionist/Medical SecretaryMetairie, LA06/01/2022$40,000
    Prevail Physical TherapyMedical Receptionist, Possible ManagementShoreline, WA06/01/2022$20,870
    Prospect Park OfficeMedical Secretary/BillingProspect Park, PA06/01/2022$37,566
    Addison GroupMedical ReceptionistBoston, MA05/31/2022$39,653
    Therapy ServiceMedical Receptionist-Rehab TechCanal Fulton, OH05/31/2022$26,088
    Firstoption Workforce SolutionsMedical Receptionist-Dominion Crossing!San Antonio, TX05/31/2022$33,392
    AledadeMedical ReceptionistBerryville, VA05/31/2022$25,044
    Oceans Medical StaffingMedical Receptionist Float To Start Asap!!Irvine, CA05/31/2022$37,566

    Medical Receptionist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Medical Receptionists the most?

    Washington pays Medical Receptionists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $41,849 per year, or $20.12 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Medical Receptionist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Medical Receptionist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Maine you should be paid close to $40,084 per year.

    What type of Medical Receptionist gets paid the most?

    Medical Administrator gets paid the most. Medical Administrator made a median salary of $38,208. The best-paid 10 percent make $46,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $31,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Medical Receptionist?

    A good starting salary for a medical receptionist is $26,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a medical receptionist in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for medical receptionists is $32,319, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a medical receptionist can vary by state.

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