A Receptionist earns an average wage of C$14.55 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral / Verbal Communication and Organizing. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

C$25,594 - C$42,643
C$26K
C$34K
C$43K
MEDIAN: C$33,778
10%
50%
90%
C$11.61 - C$18.55
C$12
C$15
C$19
MEDIAN: C$14.53
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$42K
Salary C$25,594 - C$42,643
Bonus C$225.00 - C$2,948
Profit Sharing C$1,200
Commission C$1,800
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).
)
C$24,516 - C$40,863
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 596
Hourly Data C$0C$26
Hourly Rate C$11.61 - C$18.55
Hourly Tips C$1.29
Overtime C$11.74 - C$26.91
Annual Data C$0C$40K
Bonus C$225.00 - C$2,948
Commission C$1,800
Profit Sharing C$1,200
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).
)
C$24,516 - C$40,863
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,159

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Common Career Paths for Receptionist


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Receptionist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Receptionist

Popular Skills for Receptionist

Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist

Pay by Experience for a Receptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Receptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$30,000 based on 1,115 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Receptionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$32,000 based on 453 salaries. An experienced Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$33,000 based on 354 salaries. A Receptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$34,000 based on 174 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$31,218

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

Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in Fredericton:
"Busy."
Pros: The people.
Cons: To busy and feels overwhelming.

Receptionist in Mission:
"Routine."
Pros: I like that there's routine to when and what day I do certain things. It helps me keep my tasks on track.
Cons: I don't like that because people assume I have the least amount of tasks in the office, they can ask me to help them with their tasks. But when everyone is piling tasks on me, next thing you know, I've got a plate full to do and then everyone assumes I don't time manage properly because I'm not getting what they want done.

Receptionist in Calgary:
"I work too hard, for too little."
Pros: The other people I work with ( excluding my boss). The data entry learning new things.
Cons: The way my boss treats me. Not being trained properly and belong blamed for lack of training. Being blamed for things I haven't done.

Receptionist in Kirkland:
Pros: Working with people and helping others.
Cons: Office gossip is too much and co workers are lazy.

Receptionist in Edmonton:
"Pleasant if you have patience."
Pros: The interesting different types of people I speak with on a personal level and guiding people professionally on behalf of a company.
Cons: Dealing with a lot of people that do not communicate well and are rude, excuse my language, but idiots that lack common sense. It's quite difficult if you do not have patience, guidance or confidence. People may treat you like you are uneducated and easily replacable. High volume and sporadic calls make it hard to return voicemails, and the large amounts of people you deal with daily can be stressful.

Receptionist in cat lake:
Pros: I have a job.
Cons: Job doesn't pay well.

Receptionist in Surrey:
"Repetitive, multitasking, attention to detail."
Pros: The people I work with are very positive and encouraging. The customers are tolerable and the work is fairly easy. I work Monday to Friday and my shifts don't change meaning I have a very stable schedule which I really like.
Cons: I don't feel I make enough. I don't like how even though I work Monday to Friday, I am 20 hours short every week of being full time. I hate sitting behind a desk all the time and when the dealership is not busy I have nothing to do and it makes me anxious.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 248 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
C$31,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲20%

Organizing
▲10%






Data Entry
▼0%


National Average
C$31,000


Phone Support
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%


▼2%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 43%
ADVERTISEMENT