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Receptionist Salary (Australia)

The average wage for a Receptionist is AU$19.17 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Receptionist Salary (?
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AU$26,856 - AU$46,474
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MEDIAN: AU$36,489
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Receptionist Salary (?
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AU$15.57 - AU$23.59
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MEDIAN: AU$19.00
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National Salary Data

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AU$0AU$17KAU$34KAU$51K
Salary
AU$26,856 - AU$46,474  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$979  
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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AU$30,604 - AU$48,539  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$12AU$24AU$36
Hourly Rate
AU$15.57 - AU$23.59  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.00 - AU$0.00  
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$34.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$24KAU$48KAU$72K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$979  
   
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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AU$30,604 - AU$48,539  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,714
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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
AU$39,000
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Receptionist Reviews

What is it like working as a Receptionist?
Receptionist in Hervey Bay:
"A day at the Office."
Pros: I like the challenge of something different, usually there is something new that arises and my skills need to be renewed in some aspect. Great secure work environment and fantastic boss. Pleasant work environment, never had a problem. Flexible hours. My phone is also the work phone so my employer does pay for the expenses.
Cons: It can be very stressful, sometimes working very late. My position has three positions included into one, so the work load is large. My role can be very demanding and having clients call at anytime can be rather annoying. My work never seems to stay at the office so to speak, I am always thinking of things I need to do, people to call etc. The patients in this particular area are very pushy and some really don't seem to appreciate how much I go out of my way to help with anything they ask, usually not part of my job description either. I do know that I go out of my way to help and offer to come in on my day off, so I assume I don't like to say 'no'
Receptionist in Sydney:
Pros: It is fairly laid back and chilled out as long as you do what you need to do and get your work done.
Receptionist in Rosebery:
"Office Environment."
Pros: What I mostly like about my job is that everyone is friendly and easy to get along with.
Cons: What I least like about my job is my pay rate.

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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

National Average
AU$39,000

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Accounts Payable
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Receptionist
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Customer Service
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Office Administration
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Bookkeeping
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Administration
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Phone Support
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Data Entry
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Typing
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Filing
0%
Cleaning
0%
National Average
AU$39,000
Sales
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 447 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 4% dental benefits Dental: 1%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 95%