A Receptionist earns an average wage of C$14.48 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$25,756 - C$41,518
(Median)
C$26K
C$33K
C$42K
MEDIAN: C$33,343
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C$11.41 - C$18.60
(Median)
C$11
C$14
C$19
MEDIAN: C$14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$14KC$28KC$42K
Salary
C$25,756 - C$41,518  
   
Bonus
C$147.40 - C$2,027  
Profit Sharing
C$1,221  
Commission
C$1,221  
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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C$24,274 - C$40,485  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 633
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$10C$20C$30
Hourly Rate
C$11.41 - C$18.60  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.57  
Overtime
C$13.45 - C$28.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$20KC$40KC$60K
Bonus
C$147.40 - C$2,027  
   
Commission
C$1,221  
Profit Sharing
C$1,221  
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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C$24,274 - C$40,485  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,251
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$31,039

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Receptionist Reviews

What is it like working as a Receptionist?

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 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 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.

Receptionist in Vancouver:
"Friendly Environment."
Pros: Friendly work environment, charitable company, range of responsibilities, high level of trust and independence.
Cons: The pay, lack of growth in my particular role.

Receptionist in Burlington:
Pros: The people I work with but most importantly all regular and new clients that I get to interact with and build relationships. Nothing is better then putting a smile on their face and ensuring their visit is a great one and also they had a good experience.
Cons: I can't really say there is anything bad about my job. Don't get me wrong, everyone does have their good and bad days and no career is perfect. It's what you make out of it and what kind of attitude you bring into your work environment. It's about loving where you work, giving the clients a good experience and to be positive.

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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries




National Average
C$31,000


Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 25%

Organizing
up arrow 11%


Administration
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
0%

Data Entry
0%

Customer Relations
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
C$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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