A Receptionist earns an average salary of £15,796 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Telephony is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

£11,004 - £22,591
(Median)
£11K
£16K
£23K
MEDIAN: £15,796
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50%
90%

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£6.44 - £9.05
(Median)
£6
£7
£9
MEDIAN: £7.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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£0£8K£16K£24K
Salary
£11,004 - £22,591  
   
Bonus
£160.00 - £2,095  
Profit Sharing
£975  
Commission
£370.00  
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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£12,194 - £20,816  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 807
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£6£12£18
Hourly Rate
£6.44 - £9.05  
   
Hourly Tips
£0.05 - £2.49  
Overtime
£3.47 - £15.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£12K£24K£36K
Bonus
£160.00 - £2,095  
   
Commission
£370.00  
Profit Sharing
£975  
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).
)
£12,194 - £20,816  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 698
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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,519

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Receptionist Reviews

What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in Sheffield:
"Receptionist assistant PA."
Pros: I like that I work alone and still socialise with everyone in my company when they pass through reception.
Cons: I often get forgotten about and overlooked.

Receptionist in London:
"Pleasant to work with and efficient in a timely manner."
Pros: I like the interaction with the customers. Seeing them happy with the service provided in order to furnish a great experience.
Cons: Rude customers most likely. Being a complains desk sometimes.

Receptionist in London:
Pros: It can be a fast-paced job and time passes quickly. The responsibility for keeping the ward secure. Opportunity to browse online when I am free.
Cons: Restricted movement at times. Handling too many demands and tasks at once. Trying to meet the demands of an impatient staff and patients all the time. Insular management and preference given to staff of a certain type. Inability to assert oneself without criticism. No opportunity to progress or expect anything more than a 1% annual pay increase. Feeling undervalued and unappreciated at times. Suspect that other people take credit for my inventions and endeavours.

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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries




National Average
₤16,000


Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Telephony
up arrow 19%

Cash Handling
up arrow 5%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 5%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

Administration
0%

National Average
₤16,000

Switchboard
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 7%

Organizing
up arrow 12%

Receptionist
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 74%
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