New Zealand Medical Receptionist Salaries

Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.


Salary and wage information for New Zealand professions is compiled regularly by analysis of New Zealand jobs advertised in major publications.

Job ads in New Zealand often do not mention remuneration. Salaries are generally negotiable, within limits.

Medical receptionists work in hospitals, medical centres, doctors’ surgeries and private clinics.

Starting salaries for medical receptionists are from $34,000 and can rise to between $40,000 and $50,000 depending on experience, qualifications and location.

Some positions may offer at or close to the minimum wage rate which is currently $16.50 per hour.

For comparison, the average ordinary time hourly wage in New Zealand for the quarter ending 31 December 2017 was $30.68 according to Statistics New Zealand. This would give an annual average salary of around $60,600, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).

Medical Receptionist Salaries / Wages in 2018

PositionSalary / Wage $Location
Medical Receptionist45,000 – 50,000Auckland
Medical Receptionist20 – 25 per hourAuckland
Experienced Medical Receptionist38,000 – 48,000Auckland
Medical Receptionist20 – 24 per hourAuckland
Medical Receptionist (no experience needed)16 per hourAuckland
Temporary Medical Receptionist23 per hourAuckland
Medical Receptionist40,000 – 45,000Wellington
Junior Medical Receptionist33,000 – 36,000Wellington
Medical Receptionist24 per hourWellington
Experienced Medical Receptionist / Administrator40,000 – 60,000Christchurch

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