Front Desk Agent Salary (United States)

A Front Desk Agent earns an average wage of $10.23 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cash Handling and Spanish Language. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Front Desk Agent Total Pay (?
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$18,587 - $41,317
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MEDIAN: $26,040
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Front Desk Agent Total Pay (?
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$8.41 - $14.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,587 - $41,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $583  
Profit Sharing
$73.70 - $509  
Commission
$98.87 - $3,250  
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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$17,730 - $31,798  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,712
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.41 - $14.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $3.15  
Overtime
$11.23 - $21.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $583  
   
Commission
$98.87 - $3,250  
Profit Sharing
$73.70 - $509  
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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$17,730 - $31,798  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,712
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Job Description for Front Desk Agent
Front desk agents may also be called receptionists, secretaries, clerks, etc. and they work in a wide range of industries. While the typical office receptionist works normal business hours in a professional setting, front desk agents for other types of businesses may be working at any hour of the day or night, in a wide variety of places. Hotel clerks, hospital receptionists and emergency service desk agents, for example, are available around the clock.
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Front Desk Agent Tasks
  • Greet clients and walk-ins and provide information, assistance, and security.
  • Create, deliver, and explain bills and collect payments.
  • Explain pricing and room options over the phone and in person.
  • Assist clients with check-in, check-out, and other standard operations.
  • Handle and document complaints, problems, and concerns.
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Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Front Desk Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$22,000

Skills That Affect Front Desk Agent Salaries

Cash Handling
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Phone Support
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Systems Computer/Console Operations
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Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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National Average
$22,000
Sales
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Problem Solving
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Accounting
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Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 49%
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